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bump start

noun
1.
a method of starting a motor vehicle by engaging a low gear with the clutch depressed and pushing it or allowing it to run down a hill until sufficient momentum has been acquired to turn the engine by releasing the clutch
verb
2.
(transitive) to start (a motor vehicle) using this method
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