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noun [singular]     leg-up pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    informal if you give someone a leg-up, you help them to make progress, especially in their career
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  2. 2
    if you give someone a leg-up, you help them to climb something by letting them put their foot in your hands and then lifting them up
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