jump start

jump-start

[juhmp-stahrt]
noun
1.
Also, jump. Automotive. the starting of an internal-combustion engine that has a discharged or weak battery by means of booster cables.
verb (used with object)
2.
to give a jump-start to: to jump-start an engine.
3.
to enliven or revive: to jump-start a sluggish economy.

Origin:
1975–80

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jump-start
 
vb
1.  to start the engine of (a car) by connecting it to another engine with jump leads or (of a car) to start in this way
 
n
2.  the act of starting a car in this way

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