jump start (to)

jump start (to)
 Initiate, to get something going.
 ► “After Pinochet, the new leaders in Chile jump started the economy by shifting to free market economics.” (Prof. Ralph Folsom, University of San Diego, 1996)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • jump start — jump starts, jump starting, jump started 1) VERB To jump start a vehicle which has a flat battery means to make the engine start by getting power from the battery of another vehicle, using special cables called jump leads. [V n] He was huddled… …   English dictionary

  • Jump start — may refer to:*Jump start (vehicle) * Jump Start (comic) * JumpStart , educational software series *Jumpstart for Young Children, a national non profit organization for preschool children *Jump Start Records, independent record label *Jumpstart… …   Wikipedia

  • jump-start — verb transitive 1. ) to start a car by connecting its engine to another car s engine with JUMPER CABLES: JUMP 2. ) to make something work successfully after a period of failure: attempts to jump start the economy a ) to start something in a very… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • jump-start — Ⅰ. jump start UK US /ˈdʒʌmpstɑːt/ US  / stɑːrt/ verb [T] ► to improve something such as an industry or economy more quickly by giving it extra help: »The new model is part of the company s effort to jump start its American sales, which declined… …   Financial and business terms

  • jump-start — v [T] 1.) also jump AmE to start a car whose ↑battery has lost power by connecting it to the battery of another car 2.) to help a process or activity to start or become more successful ▪ Congress hopes the tax cut will jump start the economy.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • jump-start — ☆ jump start [jump′stärt΄ ] vt. 1. to start (the engine of a motor vehicle) by using jumper cables, or by pushing the vehicle and then suddenly releasing the clutch when the vehicle has begun to roll 2. Informal to start or start up, energize,… …   English World dictionary

  • jump-start — /jump stahrt /, n. 1. Also, jump. Auto. the starting of an internal combustion engine that has a discharged or weak battery by means of booster cables. v.t. 2. to give a jump start to: to jump start an engine. 3. to enliven or revive: to jump… …   Universalium

  • jump-start — jump′ start n. 1) aum the starting, by means of booster cables, of an internal combustion engine that has a discharged or weak battery 2) aum to give a jump start to: to jump start the car s engine[/ex] 3) to enliven or revive: to jump start a… …   From formal English to slang

  • Jump-start — n. The action or event of jump starting. For motor vehicles, the jump starting of an engine is also called a {jump}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jump-start — ► VERB ▪ start (a car with a flat battery) with jump leads or by a sudden release of the clutch while it is being pushed. ► NOUN ▪ an act of jump starting a car …   English terms dictionary

  • jump-start — UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms jump start : present tense I/you/we/they jump start he/she/it jump starts present participle jump starting past tense jump started past participle jump started 1) a) to make something work successfully after a …   English dictionary

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