Jump-start meaning

jŭmp'stärt'
To start (the engine of a motor vehicle) by using a booster cable connected to the battery of another vehicle or by engaging the drivetrain while the vehicle is rolling downhill or being pushed.
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To start or reinvigorate (an activity, system, or process).
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The act, process, or an instance of starting a motor vehicle by using a booster cable or suddenly releasing the clutch while the vehicle is being pushed.
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The act or an instance of starting or setting in motion a stalled or sluggish system or process.
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To start (the engine of a motor vehicle) by using jumper cables, or by pushing the vehicle and then suddenly releasing the clutch when the vehicle has begun to roll.
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To start or start up, energize, revive, etc.

A plan to jump-start the economy.

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The act of jump-starting an engine.
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A quick start, recovery, etc.
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Alternative form of jump-start.
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Alternative form of jump-start.
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To start a motor vehicle by passing an electrical current from a charged battery to the discharged battery of the vehicle being started, by means of a booster cable connecting the two batteries.
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(figuratively) To reactivate or rejuvenate.

Giving a really good speech at the convention could jump-start her political career.

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The process or result of jump-starting a motor vehicle.

I left my headlights on all night. Could you give me a jump-start?

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