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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.
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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)
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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