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- 1. beachhead, bridgehead, foothold
- usage: a bridgehead on the enemy's shoreline seized by an amphibious operation; "the Germans were desperately trying to contain the Anzio beachhead"
- 2. beachhead, foothold, accomplishment, achievement
- usage: an initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments; "the town became a beachhead in the campaign to ban smoking outdoors"; "they are presently attempting to gain a foothold in the Russian market"
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