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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: starting an automobile engine that has a weak battery by means of jumper cables to another car; "my battery was dead so I had to get a jumpstart from my neighbor" [syn: jumpstart, jump-start] v
1: start (a car engine whose battery is dead) by connecting it to another car's battery [syn: jumpstart, jump-start, jump]
2: start or re-start vigorously; "The Secretary of State intends to jumpstart the Middle East Peace Process" [syn: jumpstart, jump-start]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb Date: 1973 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

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

also jump start(jump-starts, jump-starting, jump-started) 1. To jump-start a vehicle which has a flat battery means to make the engine start by getting power from the battery of another vehicle, using special cables called jump leads. He was huddled with John trying to jump-start his car. VERB: V n Jump-start is also a noun. I drove out to give him a jump start because his battery was dead. N-COUNT 2. To jump-start a system or process that has stopped working or progressing means to do something that will make it start working quickly or effectively. The EU is trying to jump start the peace process. VERB: V n Jump-start is also a noun. ...attempts to give the industry a jump-start. N-COUNT: usu sing



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