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jump-start

(jŭmp′stärt′)
tr.v. jump-start·ed, jump-start·ing, jump-starts
1. To start (the engine of a motor vehicle) by using a jumper cable connected to the battery of another vehicle or by engaging the drivetrain while the vehicle is rolling downhill or being pushed.
2. Informal To start or reinvigorate (an activity, system, or process): "struggled to jump-start his once front-running ... presidential campaign" (Susan Feeney).
n.
1. The act, process, or an instance of starting a motor vehicle by using a booster cable or suddenly releasing the clutch while the vehicle is being pushed.
2. Informal The act or an instance of starting or setting in motion a stalled or sluggish system or process.

jump-start

vb
(Automotive Engineering) to start the engine of (a car) by connecting it to another engine with jump leads or (of a car) to start in this way
n
(Automotive Engineering) the act of starting a car in this way

jump′-start`


n.
1. the starting, by means of booster cables, of an internal-combustion engine that has a discharged or weak battery.
v.t.
2. to give a jump-start to: to jump-start the car's engine.
3. to enliven or revive: to jump-start a sluggish economy.
[1970–75]

jump-start


Past participle: jump-started
Gerund: jump-starting

Imperative
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Present
I jump-start
you jump-start
he/she/it jump-starts
we jump-start
you jump-start
they jump-start
Preterite
I jump-started
you jump-started
he/she/it jump-started
we jump-started
you jump-started
they jump-started
Present Continuous
I am jump-starting
you are jump-starting
he/she/it is jump-starting
we are jump-starting
you are jump-starting
they are jump-starting
Present Perfect
I have jump-started
you have jump-started
he/she/it has jump-started
we have jump-started
you have jump-started
they have jump-started
Past Continuous
I was jump-starting
you were jump-starting
he/she/it was jump-starting
we were jump-starting
you were jump-starting
they were jump-starting
Past Perfect
I had jump-started
you had jump-started
he/she/it had jump-started
we had jump-started
you had jump-started
they had jump-started
Future
I will jump-start
you will jump-start
he/she/it will jump-start
we will jump-start
you will jump-start
they will jump-start
Future Perfect
I will have jump-started
you will have jump-started
he/she/it will have jump-started
we will have jump-started
you will have jump-started
they will have jump-started
Future Continuous
I will be jump-starting
you will be jump-starting
he/she/it will be jump-starting
we will be jump-starting
you will be jump-starting
they will be jump-starting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been jump-starting
you have been jump-starting
he/she/it has been jump-starting
we have been jump-starting
you have been jump-starting
they have been jump-starting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been jump-starting
you will have been jump-starting
he/she/it will have been jump-starting
we will have been jump-starting
you will have been jump-starting
they will have been jump-starting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been jump-starting
you had been jump-starting
he/she/it had been jump-starting
we had been jump-starting
you had been jump-starting
they had been jump-starting
Conditional
I would jump-start
you would jump-start
he/she/it would jump-start
we would jump-start
you would jump-start
they would jump-start
Past Conditional
I would have jump-started
you would have jump-started
he/she/it would have jump-started
we would have jump-started
you would have jump-started
they would have jump-started
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jump-start - 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 neighbor"
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
Verb1.jump-start - start (a car engine whose battery is dead) by connecting it to another car's battery
start up, start - get going or set in motion; "We simply could not start the engine"; "start up the computer"
2.jump-start - start or re-start vigorously; "The Secretary of State intends to jumpstart the Middle East Peace Process"
commence, lead off, start, begin - set in motion, cause to start; "The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"; "The Iraqis began hostilities"; "begin a new chapter in your life"
Translations

jump-start

[ˈdʒʌmpstɑːt]
A. N (Aut) (pushing) → arranque m en frío (empujando el automóvil); (using jump leads) → arranque m con puente
he gave me a jump-start (pushing) → me ayudó a arrancar el coche empujándolo; (using jump leads) → me ayudó a arrancar el coche haciendo un puente
B. VT [+ car] (by pushing) → arrancar empujando; (using jump leads) → arrancar haciendo un puente

jump-start

[ˈdʒʌmpˌstɑːt]
1. n to give the car a jump-startdare una spinta alla macchina per farla partire; (with jump leads) → mettere in moto una macchina usando i cavi per la batteria
2. vt to jump-start the carfar partire la macchina spingendola
to jump-start the economy → dare una spinta all'economia
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