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piggyback

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_259_bpiggybackpig‧gy‧back1 /ˈpɪɡibæk/ (also piggyback ride) noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 ldoce_259.png CARRYif you give someone, especially a child, a piggyback, you carry them high on your shoulders, supporting them with your hands under their legspiggyback adverb
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piggybackMore than 70 percent of the females at the lake reach the water with a male already riding piggyback.I had been dreaming of Cymbeline riding piggyback on my shoulders.
piggybackpiggyback2 verb [intransitive] informal 🔊 🔊 1 USE/CONSUMEto use something that is bigger, better, or more successful in order to help another product or project succeedpiggyback on/onto 🔊 videos that piggyback onto the success of proven TV programs2 to use someone else’s wi-fi connection to the Internet, without their knowledge or permissionpiggyback on/onto 🔊 How can I prevent other people from piggybacking onto my connection?piggybacking noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
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piggyback on/ontoOthers piggyback on existing brands by borrowing parts of their names.I had been dreaming of Cymbeline riding piggyback on my shoulders.These new firms are piggybacking onto technology that we developed.
From Longman Business Dictionarypiggybackpig‧gy‧back /ˈpɪgibæk/ verb1[intransitive, transitive] to use a situation that already exists in order to do or get what you wantpiggyback on/ontoSome pharmaceutical companies piggyback on existing brands by borrowing parts of their names.It wants to piggyback its order onto another city’s contract to keep costs down.2[transitive]TRANSPORT to move goods from one place to another, using containers that can be carried both by train and by road→ See Verb table
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Verb table
piggyback
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypiggyback
he, she, itpiggybacks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypiggybacked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave piggybacked
he, she, ithas piggybacked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad piggybacked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill piggyback
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have piggybacked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam piggybacking
he, she, itis piggybacking
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you, we, theyare piggybacking
Past
I, he, she, itwas piggybacking
you, we, theywere piggybacking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been piggybacking
he, she, ithas been piggybacking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been piggybacking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be piggybacking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been piggybacking
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