Footing - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfʊtɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word footing
Brit.  |ˈfʊtɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word footing
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to foot

noun

- status with respect to the relations between people or groups(syn: terms)

on a friendly footing

- a relation that provides the foundation for something(syn: basis, ground)

they were on a friendly footing

- a place providing support for the foot in standing or climbing (syn: foothold)

Examples

He lost his footing and fell down the slope.

Be careful. The footing is slippery there.

He wanted to put their relationship on a permanent footing.

The firm started the new year on a stronger financial footing.

The new law puts women on an equal legal footing with men.

Many of the old polytechnics are now on the same footing as universities.

They managed to get the business onto a more secure footing.

The whole country was on a war footing (=ready to go to war at any time).

Seb struggled to keep his footing on the slippery path.

The girl lost her footing and fell about 150 feet.

They all started off on an equal footing.

they were on a friendly footing

...heedful of snakes, we watched our footing while walking through the tall grass to the lake's edge...

...we were thankful that someone else was footing the bill for the lavish wedding banquet...

To gain a footing upon the theatrical boards.

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