piggyback Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"piggyback" in British English

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piggybacknoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpɪɡ.i.bæk/ (also piggyback ride)
a ​ride on someone's back with ​yourarms round the person's ​neck and ​yourlegs round ​theirwaist: I gave her a piggyback ​ride.


uk   us   /ˈpɪɡ.i.bæk/
on someone's back, or on the back of something: Martha rode piggyback on her ​dad. Dom carried his ​daughter piggyback when she got too ​tired to ​walk.

piggybackverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈpɪɡ.i.bæk/
to use something that someone ​else has made or done in ​order to get an ​advantage: Everyone ​wants to piggyback on the ​phenomenalsuccess of the TV ​series.
(Definition of piggyback from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"piggyback" in American English

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piggybackadjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈpɪɡ·iˌbæk/
on someone’s back: Uncle Sean ​loves to give Tyler piggyback ​rides.
(Definition of piggyback from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"piggyback" in Business English

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piggybackverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈpɪɡibæk/
to use something that already exists or has already been done successfully to do something else quickly or ​effectively: piggyback on/off/onto sth The ​mobilephonecompanymanaged to ​break into ​Europeanmarkets by piggybacking off existing ​networks.

piggybackadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈpɪɡibæk/
(also piggy-back) used to describe something that piggybacks off another ​successful or ​effective thing: piggyback arrangements/advertising/loans Mortgage ​customers were ​attracted by ​offers such as piggyback ​loans to ​pay for ​deposits.
(Definition of piggyback from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “piggyback”
in Chinese (Simplified) 背,驮…
in Turkish sırtta taşıma, omuzda taşıma…
in Russian на закорках…
in Chinese (Traditional) 背,馱…
in Polish jazda na barana…
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