jump-start

Definitions of jump-start
  1. verb
    start (a car engine whose battery is dead) by connecting it to another car's battery
    synonyms: jump, jumpstart
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    type of:
    start, start up
    get going or set in motion
  2. verb
    start or re-start vigorously
    synonyms: jumpstart
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    type of:
    begin, commence, lead off, start
    set in motion, cause to start
  3. noun
    starting an automobile engine that has a weak battery by means of jumper cables to another car
    synonyms: jumpstart
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    type of:
    action
    something done (usually as opposed to something said)
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