pump-priming Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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pump-primingnoun [U]

uk   us   specialized
the ​activity of ​helping a ​business, ​programme, ​economy, etc. to ​develop by giving it ​money: The ​government is ​awardingsmall, pump-priming ​grants to ​singlemothers who are ​startingtheir own ​businesses.
(Definition of pump-priming from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pump primingnoun [U]

uk   us   (also pump-priming) ECONOMICS
the ​process of ​investingmoney in ​order to encourage the ​development of a ​business, ​economy, etc.: After three ​years of careful ​pumppriming, the ​industry is now up and ​running.

pump primingadjective [before noun]

uk   us   ECONOMICS
used to describe the ​process in which ​money is ​invested in ​order to encourage the ​development of a ​business or ​economy: pump-priming measures/money/investment Such ​long-term pump-priming ​measures will have no immediate ​effect.
(Definition of pump priming from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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