Synonyms to get a foothold

crowbar, aspirator, bar, beam, boom, cant hook, claw bar, corkscrew, crank, crow, extractor, forceps, get leverage, handspike, iron crow, jimmy, lever, limb, marlinespike, outrigger, peavey, pedal, pincers, pinch bar, pipette, pliers, press, prize, pry, pump, ripping bar, separator, siphon, spar, treadle, tweezers, vacuum pump, wedge, wrecking bar, wringer, Charlie McCarthy, agent, ancilla, appliance, contrivance, crab, crane, creature, derrick, device, dummy, dupe, erector, forklift, gantry crane, go-between, handmaid, handmaiden, hoist, hydraulic tailgate, implement, instrument, interagent, intermediary, intermediate, intermedium, jack, jackscrew, lift, lifter, mechanism, mediator, medium, midwife, minion, organ, paw