Jumpstart



[juhmp-stahrt] /ˈdʒʌmpˌstɑrt/

noun
1.
Also, jump. Automotive. the starting of an internal-combustion engine that has a discharged or weak battery by means of booster cables.
verb (used with object)
2.
to give a jump-start to:
to jump-start an engine.
3.
to enliven or revive:
to jump-start a sluggish economy.
verb
1.
to start the engine of (a car) by connecting it to another engine with jump leads or (of a car) to start in this way
noun
2.
the act of starting a car in this way
v.

also jump-start, to start a car using battery booster cables, by 1970, from jumper “wire used to cut out part of a circuit or close a gap” (1901 in telegraphy); see jump + start. Related: Jumpstarted; jumpstarting. Figurative use by 1975.

noun

The act or process of starting or setting in motion something that is stalled or sluggish: Linden teacher gives kids jump-start on information highway

verb

To start a car by attaching cables to the battery from a car that runs; start anything that resists going: They finally jump-start that poor dumb animal/ Mubarak Tries to Jump Start Stalled Mideast Peace Talks (1980s+)

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