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springboardnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsprɪŋˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
a board that bends when you jump on the end of it, used to help you jump higher in some sports or physical exercises
A springboard is also something that provides an opportunity to achieve something: Many young women hope modeling will be a springboard to stardom.
(Definition of springboard from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"springboard" in Business English

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springboardnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈsprɪŋbɔːd/
something that is a basis from which other things grow or develop: a springboard for/to/into sth Manufacturing facilities abroad could be a springboard for our expansion in the market. become/serve as/provide a springboard for (doing) stha springboard to do sth They intend to use the £150 million acquisition as a springboard to buy other food brands.
(Definition of springboard from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “springboard”
in Chinese (Simplified) 运动, (跳水或体操中的)跳板…
in Chinese (Traditional) 運動, (跳水或體操中的)跳板…
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