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Definition of push-start verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

push-start

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈpʊʃ stɑːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʊʃ stɑːrt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they push-start
BrE BrE//ˈpʊʃ stɑːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʊʃ stɑːrt//
 
he / she / it push-starts
BrE BrE//ˈpʊʃ stɑːts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʊʃ stɑːrts//
 
past simple push-started
BrE BrE//ˈpʊʃ stɑːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʊʃ stɑːrtɪd//
 
past participle push-started
BrE BrE//ˈpʊʃ stɑːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʊʃ stɑːrtɪd//
 
-ing form push-starting
BrE BrE//ˈpʊʃ stɑːtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʊʃ stɑːrtɪŋ//
 
Motoring problems and accidents
 
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push-start something (especially British English) to push a vehicle in order to make the engine start See related entries: Motoring problems and accidents

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