jump-start Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “jump-start” in the English Dictionary

"jump-start" in British English

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jump-startverb [T]

uk   /ˈdʒʌmp.stɑːt/  us   /-stɑːrt/

jump-start verb [T] (CAR)

to ​start a ​carengine by ​pushing the ​car or by using jumpleads
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jump-start verb [T] (SITUATION)

to ​improve a ​situation by taking a ​particularaction: Companies ​wantlowerinterestrates to jump-start the nation's ​weakeconomy.
jump-start
noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
(Definition of jump-start from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jump-start" in American English

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jump-startverb [T]

 us   /ˈdʒʌmpˌstɑrt/
to ​start or ​improve something more ​quickly by giving it ​extrahelp: These ​recordings jump-started her ​career. If you jump-start a ​car, you ​startitsengine by using ​wires to ​carryelectricpower 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 ​extrahelp: The new ​model is ​part of the company's ​effort to jump-start its American ​sales, which ​declined in 2006. Companies want ​lowerinterestrates to jump-start the nation's ​weak economy.

jump-startnoun [S]

uk   us  
extrahelp that makes something such as an ​industry or ​economyimprove 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)
Translations of “jump-start”
in Chinese (Simplified) 助推起动(汽车, 跨接起动(汽车)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 助推起動(汽車), 跳線跨接起動(汽車)…
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