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English definition of “jump-start”


verb [T]     /ˈdʒʌmpstɑːt/ US   /-stɑːrt/
to improve something such as an industry or economy more quickly by giving it extra help : The new model is part of the company's effort to jump-start its American sales , which declined in 2006. Companies want lower interest rates to jump-start the nation's weak economy .
(Definition of jump-start verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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