jump start

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 with John trying to jump start his car.

Jump start is also a noun.

I drove out to give him a jump start because his battery was dead.

2) VERB To jump start a system or process that has stopped working or progressing means to do something that will make it start working quickly or effectively.

[V n] The EU is trying to jump start the peace process.

N-COUNT: usu singular
Jump start is also a noun.

...attempts to give the industry a jump start.

English dictionary. 2008.

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