toehold


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toehold

1. a small foothold to facilitate climbing
2. a wrestling hold in which the opponent's toe is held and his leg twisted against the joints

toehold

A batten or board which is nailed, temporarily, to a sloping roof to act as a footing for workmen.
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The NASBA reaction in water then rehydrates the freeze-dried components on the paper to detect the trigger RNA sequences with the toehold switches.
ENGINEERING consultancy and support services group WS Atkins has benefited from its toehold in the Middle East, while its UK operations appear to have stabilised.
is looking to gain a toehold in the Detroit market late this summer with its plans to merge with the ailing $55 million Premier Financial CU of Detroit.
Analysts believe this hardened indications that militants inspired by al Qaeda may be gaining a toehold in Egypt, winning recruits as the state squeezes the Islamist transnational movement Muslim Brotherhood and other moderate opponents.
With the acquisition of Wedel, the Lotte Group gained a toehold to secure production base in the European market for the future development and intends to expand this business throughout European market," Wedel's spokesperson Marta Pokutycka-M?
The Toronto-based frozen yogurt chain, first launched in 1986, gained a brief toehold in New York City, before refocusing all its efforts in its native Canada.
IT looks like Mediterranean gulls are one of those species getting a toehold in the region and are likely to advance further northwards.
The field has now branched out to other areas of physics and science, and those seeking a toehold have a harder time.
Centrica will buy the Trinidadian gas properties of Suncor Energy Inc for $380 million, giving the owner of British Gas its first toehold in a liquefied natural gas project, the company said, reports Reuters (Feb.
Sunderland were the other team to gain a toehold in the title race when they put six unanswered goals past rivals Middlesbrough.
In this publication of the American Management Association, a former executive with two of the major chocolate companies working to secure a toehold in this huge potential market provides an insider look at the marketing challenges and strategies to entice China's new consumer class.
The company already has a toehold in Europe, through small volume distribution in England and Sweden, but "due to growing success and international demand," the company said it is officially considering opening a brewery on the Continent.