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turbocharge

[tur-boh-chahrj] /ˈtɜr boʊˌtʃɑrdʒ/
verb (used with object), turbocharged, turbocharging.
1.
to equip (an internal-combustion engine) with a turbocharger.
2.
Informal. to speed up; accelerate.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; turbo- + (super)charge
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Examples for turbocharge
  • Feedback loops and anomalies turbocharge an ill-tempered debate about what will happen where and when.
  • He became an evangelist for the power of private investment to turbocharge growth.
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turbocharge

noun

: Grade school kids are introduced to cocaine along with marijuana. ''It's called a turbocharge. They think turbo is not addicting (1980s+ Narcotics)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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