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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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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."
"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."
After an initial jumpstart from the motors, the cylinder’s motion caused the ship to advance, PM reported.
"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.
"jumpstart" - desperately-needed housing in downtown.
You need a roll longer than two or three games in row to kind of jumpstart you in the standings.
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.
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.
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?
This powerful modern technique will "jumpstart" the genetic improvement of African rice.