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English definition of “footing”

footing

noun [S] (FEET)    /ˈfʊt.ɪŋ/ US  /ˈfʊt̬-/
the fact of standing firmly on a slope or other dangerous surface: I lost/missed my footing and fell. It was a struggle just to keep my footing.Sitting and standingMountaineering and rock climbing
(Definition of footing noun (FEET) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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