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English noun: jump-start

1. jump-start (act) starting an automobile engine that has a weak battery by means of jumper cables to another car


SamplesMy battery was dead so I had to get a jumpstart from my neighbor.


Synonymsjumpstart


Broader (hypernym)action


English verb: jump-start

1. jump-start (motion) start (a car engine whose battery is dead) by connecting it to another car's battery


Synonymsjump, jumpstart


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)start, start up

2. jump-start (change) start or re-start vigorously


SamplesThe Secretary of State intends to jumpstart the Middle East Peace Process.


Synonymsjumpstart


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)begin, commence, lead off, start









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