Definition of Jump-start

1. Noun. 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"

Exact synonyms: Jumpstart
Generic synonyms: Action

2. Verb. Start (a car engine whose battery is dead) by connecting it to another car's battery. "These cars won't jump-start "
Exact synonyms: Jump, Jumpstart
Generic synonyms: Start, Start Up

3. Verb. Start or re-start vigorously. ; "The Secretary of State intends to jumpstart the Middle East Peace Process"
Exact synonyms: Jumpstart
Generic synonyms: Begin, Commence, Lead Off, Start

Definition of Jump-start

1. Verb. (transitive) To start a motor vehicle by passing an electrical current from a charged battery to the discharged battery of the vehicle being started, by means of a booster cable connecting the two batteries. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive figuratively) To reactivate or rejuvenate. ¹

3. Noun. The process or result of jump-starting a motor vehicle. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jump-start

jumby bead
jumby bean
jumby tree
jump-start (current term)
jump about
jump around
jump at
jump at the chance
jump ball
jump blues
jump boot
jump boots
jump cut
jump down
jump down someone's throat

Literary usage of Jump-start

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Gymnastic Teaching by William Skarstrom (1921)
"Swing jump (start from bench placed close to wall). ... Jump, start swing, dismount on first backward swing with 90° turn left and right. Jump, start swing ..."

2. Becoming a Literacy Leader: Supporting Learning and Changeby Jennifer Allen by Jennifer Allen (2006)
"Planning Summer Literacy jump Start Summer Literacy Jump Start (see Chapter 5) was designed as an opportunity to give students a jump start for the school ..."

3. Handbook of School-gymnastics of the Swedish System: With 100 Consecutive by Nils Posse (1892)
"(§ 44l. Com. pos. XIV. 2. "Trunk to the left (rl —turn! To the right (1.l—turn! Forward — turn ! "... 10. Upw. jump. "Upw. jump — start! The same— start! ..."

4. Teaching in the New Millennium: How We Can Prepare Today's Teachers for edited by Mike Dewine (2000)
"Jump Start works with students who enter the program who are not prepared. ... The Jump Start program is a weekly conference between faculty and these ..."

5. Family Involvement in Children's Education: Successful Local Approaches: An Janie Funkhouser by Janie Funkhouser (1999)
"In addition to the after-school program, Cane Run uses Title I funds for a Jump Start program for 40 three- and four-year-olds. On Mondays through Thursdays ..."

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