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  • We waited about twenty minutes and then a compressor truck turned up to bump-start the engines and after that the flight was fine.

    February 20th, 2008

  • Hawthorn only got going again with a 'bump-start' from eager spectators, initially going in the wrong direction against the traffic.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Wasps have been here before, beating Bath in the 2003 Challenge Cup final to bump-start six years of back-to-back trophies, including two Heineken Cups, and would dearly wish something similar again.

    Blogposts | guardian.co.uk

  • Kind people who bump-start your elderly car and follow you home bump-starting it ten more times even though it's out of their way.

    Army Rumour Service

  • He explained how to bump-start it, but I still couldn't do it.

    OPINION

  • Four Japanese high school students would wait for me by the car and then start pushing until I could bump-start it.

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  • The definition of bump-start is fine, but I use jump-start, given as the American equivalent, to mean a start using jumper cables from another car's battery to start a car whose battery is dead.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol 1 No 2

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