Definition of springboard verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

springboard

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈsprɪŋbɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsprɪŋbɔːrd//
 
[intransitive, transitive]springboard (somebody/something) (into something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they springboard
BrE BrE//ˈsprɪŋbɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsprɪŋbɔːrd//
 
he / she / it springboards
BrE BrE//ˈsprɪŋbɔːdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsprɪŋbɔːrdz//
 
past simple springboarded
BrE BrE//ˈsprɪŋbɔːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsprɪŋbɔːrdɪd//
 
past participle springboarded
BrE BrE//ˈsprɪŋbɔːdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsprɪŋbɔːrdɪd//
 
-ing form springboarding
BrE BrE//ˈsprɪŋbɔːdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsprɪŋbɔːrdɪŋ//
 
 
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to help somebody/something start an activity quickly and strongly; to start an activity in this way The company expects that this strategic move would allow it to springboard into the US market. The job springboarded him into the profession at which he would eventually excel.

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