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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.


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.


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

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

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