Definition of toehold
1a : a hold or place of support for the toes (as in climbing)b (1) : a means of progressing (as in surmounting barriers) (2) : a slight footing <used his money to get a toehold, then a foothold, then a near stranglehold on the political economy — R. W. Armstrong>
2 : an illegal wrestling hold in which the aggressor bends or twists the other wrestler's foot
Examples of toehold in a sentence
American companies looking for toeholds in foreign markets.
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TOEHOLD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of toehold for English Language Learners
: a place where your toes may be placed when you are climbing a cliff, a mountain, etc.
: a position that makes it possible to begin an activity or effort
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