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Noun: jumpstart  'júmp,staa(r)t
  1. Starting an automobile engine that has a weak battery by means of jumper cables to another car
    "my battery was dead so I had to get a jumpstart from my neighbour";
    - jump-start
Verb: jumpstart  'júmp,staa(r)t
  1. Start or re-start vigorously
    "The Secretary of State intends to jumpstart the Middle East Peace Process";
    - jump-start
     
  2. Start (a car engine whose battery is dead) by connecting it to another car's battery
    - jump-start, jump

Derived forms: jumpstarting, jumpstarted, jumpstarts, jump-starting, jump-starts, jump-started

Type of: action, begin, commence, lead off, start, start up

Encyclopedia: Jumpstart