Meaning of PIGGYBACK in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ pɪgibæk ]

also piggy-back

( piggybacks, piggybacking, piggybacked)


If you give someone a piggyback , you carry them high on your back, supporting them under their knees.

They give each other piggy-back rides.


Piggyback is also an adverb.

My father carried me up the hill, piggyback.

ADV : ADV after v


If you piggyback on something that someone else has thought of or done, you use it to your advantage.

I was just piggybacking on Stokes’s idea...

They are piggybacking onto developed technology.

VERB : V on n , V onto n , also V

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