Meaning of FOOTING in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ fʊtɪŋ ]


If something is put on a particular footing , it is defined, established, or changed in a particular way, often so that it is able to develop or exist successfully.

The new law will put official corruption on the same legal footing as treason.

= basis

N-UNCOUNT : with supp , usu on N


If you are on a particular kind of footing with someone, you have that kind of relationship with them.

They decided to put their relationship on a more formal footing...

They are now trying to compete on an equal footing.

= basis

N-UNCOUNT : with supp , usu on N


If a country or armed force is on a war footing , it is ready to fight a war.

The president placed the republic on a war footing.

PHRASE : v-link PHR , PHR after v


You refer to your footing when you are referring to your position and how securely your feet are placed on the ground. For example, if you lose your footing , your feet slip and you fall.

He was cautious of his footing, wary of the edge...

He lost his footing and slid into the water.

N-UNCOUNT : poss N

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