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English definition of “pump-priming”

pump-priming

noun [U] uk   specialized us  
the activity of helping a business, programme, economy, etc. to develop by giving it money: The government is awarding small, pump-priming grants to single mothers who are starting their own businesses.Paying and spending money
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