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"piggyback" in British English

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piggybacknoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɪɡ.i.bæk/ us   /ˈpɪɡ.i.bæk/ also piggyback ride

piggybackadverb

uk   /ˈpɪɡ.i.bæk/ us   /ˈpɪɡ.i.bæk/

piggybackverb [I]

uk   /ˈpɪɡ.i.bæk/ us   /ˈpɪɡ.i.bæk/
(Definition of piggyback from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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)

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piggybackverb [I]

uk   /ˈpɪɡibæk/ us  
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 mobile phone company managed to break into European markets by piggybacking off existing networks.

piggybackadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈpɪɡibæk/ us  
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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