pump priming

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or pump priming (pŭmp′prī′mĭng)
Government action taken to stimulate the economy, as spending money in the commercial sector, cutting taxes, or reducing interest rates.

pump priming

1. (Mechanical Engineering) the act or process of introducing fluid into a pump to improve the sealing of the pump parts on starting and to expel air from it
2. (Economics) US government expenditure designed to stimulate economic activity in stagnant or depressed areas
3. (Economics) another term for deficit financing

pump′ prim`ing

the spending of government funds in commercial enterprises as a means of stimulating the economy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pump priming - spending money raised by borrowing; used by governments to stimulate their economy
outlay, spending, disbursal, disbursement - the act of spending or disbursing money
2.pump priming - introducing water into a pump to improve the seal and start the water flowing
maintenance, upkeep, care - activity involved in maintaining something in good working order; "he wrote the manual on car care"
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Elimination of hydro pneumatic pump priming system.
He said the cash could make a contribution to start things off, adding: "It's pump priming money which the Metro needs - initial investment to take it further from the rail electri-fication portion into bus integration, maybe development of street trams and other plans.
The donations go to keep the unit at the leading edge of advances in heart care for our patients, and we are proud of having financed the pump priming of many new techniques such as TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation) which has become funded properly by commissioners after the evident success and patient benefit shown by our team, which is now acknowledged as the exemplar site for the North for this procedure.
The decision to join talks on the TPP will launch the "third arrow" in Abe's policy triad following the fiscal pump priming and hyper-easy monetary measures he has pushed since returning to office in December after his Liberal Democratic Party's big election win.
2 Pump priming Check your pond pumps are working and start getting them running again.
The essential ingredient to bring home ambitious regeneration plans is still the availability of public sector pump priming funds.