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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.
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.
But two Mariners relievers, Jose Paniagua and Damaso Marte, late arrivals from the bullpen, jump-started the fracas by jumping Dodgers catcher Angel Pena.
After USC scored its sixth point, San Diego jump-started a rally that produced nine unanswered points en route to a first-game win.
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.