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jump-start

jump–start

verb \ˈjəmp-ˈstärt\

: to start (a vehicle whose battery is not working) by connecting its battery to another source of power (such as the battery of another vehicle)

: to cause (something) to start quickly

: to give new energy to (something)

Full Definition of JUMP-START

transitive verb
1
:  to start (an engine or vehicle) by temporary connection to an external power source (as another vehicle's battery)
2
a :  to start or restart rapidly or forcefully <advertising can jump–start a political campaign>
b :  to impart fresh or renewed energy to :  energize <a plan to jump–start the stagnant economy>
jump start noun

First Known Use of JUMP-START

1973

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