bump start

bump start

n
(Automotive Engineering) a method of starting a motor vehicle by engaging a low gear with the clutch depressed and pushing it or allowing it to run down a hill until sufficient momentum has been acquired to turn the engine by releasing the clutch
vb
(Automotive Engineering) (tr) to start (a motor vehicle) using this method
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Of course, we had no jump leads and my husband Lincoln risked his life reversing it onto a busy main road trying to bump start it.
The second incident occurred on June 13 this year, when Waters was caught trying to bump start an Audi car on Beaumont Terrace, in Prudhoe, while high on drugs.
As the almost inevitable political stalemate has reached its hiatus, the response from the international community has been to see if shuttle diplomacy might bump start the process.
While trying to bump start the vehicle which is registered in the Channel Islands - B audains is from Jersey - t he police appeared.
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Suspects then tried to bump start it moving the tractor 10ft down a slope.
Since the time of the bump start in Figure 7 above is approximately 2.
It all started when paramount leader Deng Xiaoping wanted to bump start the economy, and he did it with the celebrated words: "To get rich is glorious.
SOLDIERS try to bump start a broken down Green Goddess yesterday after fighting a fire in which one man died.
Richard Dowey said that he had walked to his parents house in Winston Avenue to ask for a bump start for his car.
Leo (24 Jul to 23 Aug) Call 0905 817 0751 A man in a woolly jumper will ask you to bump start his Cortina, help out.