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verb [intransitive/transitive] informal     piggyback pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepiggybacking
past tensepiggybacked
past participlepiggybacked
  1. if one thing piggybacks on another, it uses it, is based on it, or takes advantage of it
    piggyback (sth) on sth:

    A nonsecured network could lead to a lot more than a neighbour piggybacking on your Wi-Fi for free.

    piggyback (sth) off sth:

    This test is being piggybacked off another national survey.



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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