jump-start - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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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

derived word

jump start

noun [countable]
singularjump start
pluraljump starts