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footing

US [ˈfʊtɪŋ]
UK ['fʊtɪŋ]
  • n.基础;地位;立足;立足点
  • v.“foot”的现在分词
  • Web基脚;底脚;立足处
Plural Form:footings  
footing
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n.
1.
立足;站稳the position of your feet when they are safely on the ground or some other surface
She lost her footing(= she slipped or lost her balance) and fell backwards into the water.
她脚未站稳,向后一仰掉进水中。
I slipped and struggled to regain my footing.
我滑了一下,但挣扎着站稳了脚跟。
2.
立足点;基础the basis on which sth is established or organized
The company is now on a sound financial footing .
该公司现在已是资金稳健。
The country has been on a war footing(= prepared for war) since March.
自三月份起这个国家就准备要打仗。
3.
地位;人际关系the position or status of sb/sth in relation to others; the relationship between two or more people or groups
The two groups must meet on an equal footing .
这两个集团必须以平等地位会谈。
They were demanding to be treated on the same footing as the rest of the teachers.
他们要求得到和其他老师同等的待遇。

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