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English noun: piggyback

1. piggyback (act) the act of carrying something piggyback

Broader (hypernym)carry

English adverb: piggyback

1. piggyback on a railroad flatcar

SamplesThe trailer rode piggyback across the country.

Synonymspickaback, pig-a-back

2. piggyback on the back or shoulder or astraddle on the hip

SamplesShe carried her child piggyback.

Synonymspickaback, pig-a-back

English verb: piggyback

1. piggyback (motion) ride on someone's shoulders or back

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)ride

2. piggyback (contact) haul truck trailers loaded with commodities on railroad cars

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)haul

3. piggyback (contact) haul by railroad car

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)haul

4. piggyback (contact) support on the back and shoulders

SamplesHe piggybacked her child so she could see the show.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)bear, carry, hold

5. piggyback (change) bring into alignment with

SamplesAn amendment to piggyback the current law.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

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