As a verb: asking someone a question with the idea that their answer will serve as the necessary conversational opening for you to tell some big story about yourself.
Dwayne: Have you ever been to France?
Shawna: Yes, I went there for two weeks with my family last summer.
Dwayne: I spent three months in France last summer, and man, I really know a lot about French life now. Let me tell you about this cafe I went to in Nice ... Bla bla.
Shawna: Ooh la la, does he know how to springboard!
by schlouk September 30, 2010
The act of coming to a pregame or social gathering without bringing anything, just to get the free food/booze before going out to the actual party you were planning on attending.
Oh my god, are your floormates coming to our party? They are totally just springboarding before going out to the frats.

Man, last time that dude came over to our place he drank our beer and went to the city afterwards to go clubbing. What a springboarder.
by eldiablo117 February 4, 2016
The act of developing an erection so rapidly that the penis itself gyrates violently and audibly, like a spring board shortly after being used.
"Hey man, did you see the newest Transformers movie?"
"Sure did! Megan Fox gave me the best springboard!"
by foxwell adams January 7, 2010
When a woman dates a lesser man, in secrecy, when her real agenda is using him to propel herself into greater things and men. The man, who is the victim, is considered the springboard. Often the lady is in college, or trying to lose weight, between jobs, and once this accomplishment is met, she then springs off to greener pastures.
"Dude I can't believe you've been with such a hot chick for over a year now."

Friend : "Man, once she finishes college and hits the gym its over. She is just using you as a springboard to greater success."
by nameless white February 5, 2014
When you floor a 6-speed until it redlines with the clutch in. then move your foot to the side (not up) off of the clutch, giving a massive burnout.
Pete springboarded his Dodge 2500 RAM until the tranny fell out
by 69BriGuy69 May 28, 2007
When a male is scanted and the force of the trouser's downward motion causes a recoil of the penis.
we gave john a springboard stevie last night, it was hilarious!
by oskar bravo December 14, 2009
When someone enrolls at one college for the sole purpose of transferring into another college the very next year. This is often done because they can't get into their first pick when they first apply because their high school grades aren't good enough to get them into there, so they enroll at another college that they did get accepted into, get better grades at that college, then apply to their first pick again as a transfer student.
"Bailey's transferring to another college next year."

"Did he change his major or something?"

"Nah, that college was his first pick in high school, but he didn't get in at first."

"So he's springboarding."
by hedabla99 November 2, 2020