jump-start jump-start

Definition(s):

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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Greer postulates that Anne and William designed her pregnancy to jump-start the complicated marriage negotiations between their families.
  2. It won't jump-start consumer lending at least not in the foreseeable future if the lesson of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's experience is anything to go by.
  3. In the past 16 weeks, the government has pledged, loaned or invested some $10 trillion to fix ailing banks, jump-start financial markets and keep the automakers from bankruptcy.

News

  1. Intensive entrepreneurship program coming to Jackson this fall

    An intensive entrepreneurship program is coming to Jackson this fall to help jump-start aspiring entrepreneurs and to encourage Wyoming’s economic growth and diversification.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Casper Star-Tribune

  2. Huey P. Long Bridge expansion opens 9,000 acres to new development, new name

    The widened bridge could jump-start the Avondale area much in the same way the Crescent City Connection did for Algiers, Gretna and Terrytown in the late 1950s and 1980s.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

  3. Billionaire Stewart Rahr's $10 Million Gift Is Largest In Make A Wish History

    Pharma billionaire Stewart Rahr will donate $10 million to Make A Wish Metro New York to jump-start the organization's goal of fulfilling 10,000 wishes over the next 10 years, he announced at its 30th anniversary gala. The Metro New York chapter of the organization has fulfilled 10,000 wishes -- granting children with life-threatening medical conditions elaborate trips or encounters with ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. "We'll be working out the details in the weeks ahead, but it will be a two-year, nationwide effort to jump-start job creation in America and lay the foundation for a strong and growing economy," Obama said.
    on Nov 22, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Canada.com

  2. "It will be a very comprehensive approach to jump-start the economy, by allowing capital to be formed easier in America by lowering taxes," Graham said on CBS' "Face the Nation."
    on Oct 12, 2008 By: Lindsey Graham Source: Reuters South Africa

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