Pronunciation: (jump'stärt"), [key]
Also,jump. Auto.the starting of an internal-combustion engine that has a discharged or weak battery by means of booster cables.
1. to give a jump-start to: to jump-start an engine.
2. to enliven or revive: to jump-start a sluggish economy.
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