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"springboard" in American English

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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 ​jumphigher in some ​sports or ​physicalexercises
A springboard is also something that ​provides an ​opportunity to ​achieve something: Many ​young women ​hopemodeling 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 ​foodbrands.
(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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