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  • n. Alternative form of jump-start.
  • v. Alternative form of jump-start.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To start (the engine of a motor vehicle) using a temporary connection to supply electrical power from another vehicle or another source of current; -- an emergency procedure used when a vehicle's own battery has insufficient power to start the vehicle normally.
  • transitive v. To provide a speedy start to (an activity) using the assistance of some external impetus; to re-energize (an activity proceeding sluggishly); -- accomplished by application of a stimulus not normally used in the activity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. start (a car engine whose battery is dead) by connecting it to another car's battery
  • v. start or re-start vigorously
  • n. starting an automobile engine that has a weak battery by means of jumper cables to another car

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Examples

  • According to the website Recovery. gov, the ARRA is intended "to provide a short-term jumpstart to the economy, with many projects funded by the $787 billion in recovery money, especially infrastructure improvements, expected to benefit the economy for many years."

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  • "to provide a short-term jumpstart to the economy, with many projects funded by the $787 billion in recovery money, especially infrastructure improvements, expected to benefit the economy for many years."

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  • After an initial jumpstart from the motors, the cylinder’s motion caused the ship to advance, PM reported.

    Wind-Powered Rotor Ships Were Maritime Breakthrough of the 20s « Isegoria

  • "The best way to restore the confidence of both consumers and investors is to provide a short-term jumpstart to our economy, and then to provide a New Direction for the long-term that grows our economy with the power of renewable energy and American innovation, while ensuring fiscal discipline.

    Top Stories - Google News

  • "jumpstart" - desperately-needed housing in downtown.

    OlyBlog - 'We Are the Media'

  • You need a roll longer than two or three games in row to kind of jumpstart you in the standings.

    USATODAY.com

  • Obama campaigned on a platform of a $50 billion "jumpstart" to the economy; a $150 billion investment over 10 years in energy and green technology; and $60 billion over 10 years for a transportation infrastructure investment bank.

    Robert Weissman: Mordor Brightens; Obama's Challenge -- And Ours

  • Thank you, I do not know how to "jumpstart" the memories, they just sort of come and now that I am getting out a bit more I will see how much more time in the outside I can handle before the "too much information" headache comes.

    Post "Brain go BOOM!" views: from emotion to information (plus nightmares)

  • Or did we say to the Norwegians, did the United States say to the Norwegians, wouldn't it be a good idea to have us all back to Oslo, to kind of jumpstart this process?

    Press Briefing By Joe Lockhart

  • This powerful modern technique will "jumpstart" the genetic improvement of African rice.

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