kick-start vs jump-start : Common Errors in English

About kick-start vs jump-start

You revive a dead battery by jolting it to life with a jumper cable: anextraordinary measure used in an emergency. So if you hope to stimulatea foundering economy, you want to jump-start it. Kick-starting is justthe normal way of getting a motorcycle going.

kick-start Meaning(s)

  • (v) start (a motorcycle) by means of a kick starter

jump-start Meaning(s)

  • (n) starting an automobile engine that has a weak battery by means of jumper cables to another car
  • (v) start (a car engine whose battery is dead) by connecting it to another car's battery
  • (v) start or re-start vigorously

kick-start in News

  1. Court OKs Cincinnati's plan to privatize parking

    CINCINNATI — A court ruling today cleared the way for Cincinnati to move forward with a controversial parking privatization plan to help offset a budget shortfall and kick-start major redevelopment projects, allowing city leaders to avoid what likely would have been a nasty campaign to win voter approval. Ohio’s 1st District Court of Appeals in Cincinnati found the city had properly passed an ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Columbus Dispatch

  2. Controversial Cincy parking plan moves forward

    By AMANDA LEE MYERSAssociated PressA court ruling Wednesday cleared the way for Cincinnati to move forward with a controversial parking privatization plan to help offset a budget shortfall and kick-start major redevelopment projects, allowing city leaders to avoid what likely would have been a nasty campaign to win voter approval.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Dayton Daily News

  3. Viral Video Recap: Must-Watch Memes of the Week

    Who needs a cup of joe when you can kick-start your Monday with a hilarious dose of viral videos? Watch slow-mo water droplets , a falcon hunting a professional racing cyclist , the Philadelphia Orchestra performing on a delayed flight and a social experiment showing how laughter is contagious in this week's viral video recap . And of course, there's also our weekly cat video Check them all out ...
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Mashable

jump-start in News

  1. More details sought on proposed real estate panel

    Luzerne County Council did not create a new real estate committee Tuesday because several council members want more details on its structure and purpose.Council Chairman Tim McGinley proposed the committee to jump-start plans for vacant, unused county-owned properties, saying he fears the topic will remain on the back burner.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Times Leader

  2. White House, Senate Republicans spar at closed-door meeting

    The White House is trying to jump-start budget talks with Senate Republicans to avoid a debt-ceiling showdown. Read more...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Hill

  3. People share ideas to improve downtown

    The public was invited to weigh in on their ideas for the downtown area of Yuma during a meeting Tuesday as part of a project to jump-start revitalization of the blighted south side of the historic part of the city. Ideas they had. A map of the area quickly became a blizzard of yellow sticky notes...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Yuma Sun

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