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verb [transitive] jump-start pronunciation in British English 
Word Forms
present tense
present participlejump-starting
past tensejump-started
past participlejump-started
  1. 1
    to make something work successfully after a period of failure

    attempts to jump-start the economy

    1. a.
      to start something in a very active and successful way

      a desire to jump-start the negotiations

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jump start

noun [countable]
Word Forms
singularjump start
pluraljump starts
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