Definition of jump-start verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    jump-start

     verb
    verb
     
    (also jump)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they jump-start
     
    he / she / it jump-starts
     
    past simple jump-started
     
    -ing form jump-starting
     
     
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  1. 1 jump-start something to start the engine of a car by connecting the battery to the battery of another car with jumper cables
  2. 2jump-start something to put a lot of energy into starting a process or an activity or into making it start more quickly
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: jump-start