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English noun: jumpstart

1. jumpstart (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.


Synonymsjump-start


Broader (hypernym)action


English verb: jumpstart

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


ExamplesThese cars won't jumpstart


Synonymsjump, jump-start


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)start, start up

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


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


Synonymsjump-start


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


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









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