Definition of “pump-priming” - English Dictionary

(Definition of “pump-priming” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“pump priming” in Business English

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pump primingnoun [ U ]

uk us also pump-priming ECONOMICS

the process of investing money in order to encourage the development of a business, economy, etc.:

After three years of careful pump priming, the industry is now up and running.

pump primingadjective [ before noun ]


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)