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, projecting over water, from which divers leap or
used as a takeoff in vaulting, tumbling, etc., to increase the height of leaps.
something that supplies the impetus or conditions for a beginning, change, or progress; a point of departure:
a lecture to serve as a springboard for a series of seminars.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to impel or launch on or as if on a springboard.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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It can also be a natural
to developing a deeper interest in our own communities and history.
He may be thankful if the given palette of colors is rich, if the
Every little idea is a
when you have writer's block.
The extinction of the dinosaurs is a great
for a consideration of the risks of climate change.
Our natural concepts are as much a hindrance to thought as they are a
So his personal and political downfall would hardly seem the
Of course, they will use this as a
to continue to multiply these misleading arguments.
It might give them a
to continue with better funding if they were doing other sciences as well.
The vast energy- and vote-rich state makes for a superb political
at any time, but it is especially so now.
Now, it kind of serves as a
for us to start a company.
British Dictionary definitions for
a flexible board, usually projecting low over the water, used for diving
a similar board used for gaining height or momentum in gymnastics
Austral & NZ
) a board inserted into the trunk of a tree at some height above the ground on which a lumberjack stands to chop down the tree
anything that serves as a point of departure or initiation
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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