Meaning of “jump-start” in the English Dictionary

"jump-start" in American English

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jump-startverb [ T ]

us /ˈdʒʌmpˌstɑrt/

to start or improve something more quickly by giving it extra help:

These recordings jump-started her career.

If you jump-start a car, you start its engine by using wires to carry electric power from another car’s engine.

(Definition of “jump-start” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"jump-start" in Business English

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jump-startverb [ T ]

uk /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.

jump-startnoun [ S ]

uk us

extra help that makes something such as an industry or economy improve more quickly:

give sth/get a jumpstart The decision to build a new network will give the technology a jump-start.

(Definition of “jump-start” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)