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English definition of “jump-start”


verb [T] (SITUATION)    /ˈdʒʌmp.stɑːt/ US  /-stɑːrt/
to improve a situation by taking a particular action: Companies want lower interest rates to jump-start the nation's weak economy.Dealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduring jump-start     noun [C usually singular] Driving and operating road vehicles
(Definition of jump-start verb (SITUATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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