Definition of springboard noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    springboard

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    noun
    NAmE//ˈsprɪŋbɔrd//
     
     
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  1. 1a strong board that you jump on and use to help you jump high in diving and gymnastics
  2. 2springboard (for/to something) something that helps you start an activity, especially by giving you ideas The document provided a springboard for a lot of useful discussion. The show aims to give new young talent a springboard to success.
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verb [intransitive, transitive] springboard (something) (into something) The company expects that this strategic move would allow it to springboard into the foreign market.