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  • n  a flexible board for jumping upward
  • n  a beginning from which an enterprise is launched
    he uses other people's ideas as a springboard for his own

  • In May she didn't even make the finals of a springboard event.
  • A bucktoothed, towheaded 11-year-old named Mary Hoerger won the springboard diving championship.
  • EVENTS Springboard and synchronized springboard TECHNIQUE Difficult dives are Fu's forte.
News & Articles

  • Can-Am League: Boulders' bats come alive
    RAMAPO ā€” The Rockland Boulders used a four-run third inning as the springboard to a 7-4 win over the visiting Trois-Rivieres Aigles in a Can-Am League game in front of 2,821 fans at Provident Bank Park Friday.
    June 22, 2013 - The Journal News
  • Gulbis Looking To Get Back On Track
    Tour star looking to using Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championship as springboard.
    June 20, 2013 - KFSM Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
  • Diving champion Greg Louganis to marry in fall
    Louganis is only man to win consecutive Olympic titles in springboard, platform diving.
    June 18, 2013 - USA Today
Quotes

  • Alex Rodriguez in New York Post
    I'm looking at 600 as first base, run right through it,Rodriguez said of that magic number attained by only six other players in major league history. "Use it as a platform, a springboard for more to come."
  • Alan Butcher in SkySports
    They [overseas players] have to be here for a period of 21 days,Butcher confirmed. "But he is keen. He's desperate to get back into the Pakistan side and is hoping this could be a springboard to do that. If it does go through, we hope it...
  • Tony Blair in Xinhua
    In an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Blair said: "People thought it was going to be a rout and it's not turned out like that ...... These results provide a perfectly good springboard to win in the general election."

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