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jump-start

verb [T] uk   /ˈdʒʌmp.stɑːt/  us   /-stɑːrt/

jump-start verb [T] (CAR)

to start a car engine by pushing the car or by using jump leads
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jump-start verb [T] (SITUATION)

to improve a situation by taking a particular action: Companies want lower interest rates to jump-start the nation's weak economy.
jump-start
noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
Translations of “jump-start”
in Chinese (Traditional) 助推起動(汽車), 跳線跨接起動(汽車)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 助推起动(汽车, 跨接起动(汽车)…
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