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jump-start

1. n. the act of starting a car by getting power—through jumper cables—from another car. Who can give me a jump-start?
2. tv. to start a car by getting power from another car. I can’t jump-start your car. My battery is low.
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The Shaw-Fox swap jump-started the offense, but now the defense needs help.
Our strategy has changed and our focus on the dot-com market and associated networking architectures can be jump-started thanks to his background and experience," commented Tom Galley, CEO of INCC.
Jump-started by a $5 million donation from John Spoor Broome, a longtime local rancher for which the library will be named, the repository, currently being designed by famed architect Sir Norman Foster, is scheduled to open in two years.
It's kind of surprising,'' said Oak Park junior James Logeman, who jump-started the program's success by qualifying for last year's Southern Section individual final.
Using Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group's IndustryPrint and IntelliCorp's LiveModel jump-started TRW's project and saved us more than four months of design and documentation effort.
But two Mariners relievers, Jose Paniagua and Damaso Marte, late arrivals from the bullpen, jump-started the fracas by jumping Dodgers catcher Angel Pena.
Many Sales Associates indicated to me that this got them jump-started for 1996.
After USC scored its sixth point, San Diego jump-started a rally that produced nine unanswered points en route to a first-game win.
That acquisition jump-started our expansion," Wedo said.
Down by two games, Flintridge jump-started in the third with a 8-3 lead, established with two key blocks and an ace by Megan Hankins.