Meaning of jump-start


Pronunciation: (jump'stärt"), [key]
— n.
  1. the starting of an internal-combustion engine that has a discharged or weak battery by means of booster cables.
  1. to give a jump-start to: to jump-start an engine.
  2. to enliven or revive: to jump-start a sluggish economy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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