Meaning of FOOTING in English

FOOTING

noun

1 secure grip with your feet

ADJECTIVE

▪ firm , sure

VERB + FOOTING

▪ keep

He struggled to keep his ~ on the slippery floor.

▪ regain

▪ be sure of

She looked over her shoulder to be sure of her ~.

▪ lose , miss

▪ provide (sb with)

The sole of this shoe will provide a firm ~ even on slippery surfaces.

2 basis on which sth exists/operates

ADJECTIVE

▪ firm , good , proper , secure , solid , sound , strong , sure

▪ equal , the same

All claimants stand on an equal legal ~.

▪ new

▪ permanent

The arrangement was put on a permanent ~ earlier this year.

▪ commercial ( esp. BrE ), financial , legal

▪ war

The army was placed on a war ~ (= prepared for war) .

VERB + FOOTING

▪ be on , stand on

The two teams stand on an equal ~.

▪ be back on

▪ gain , get , have

Planning procedures gained a ~ in local government.

▪ find

▪ regain ( esp. AmE )

His career never quite regained its ~.

▪ get (sth) on , place sth on , put sth on

We need to get the business on a sound ~.

▪ get (sth) back on

PREPOSITION

▪ on a … ~

an attempt to put the economy on a more secure ~

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