pump (something) into (someone or something)

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pump (something) into (someone or something)

1. To force a liquid or gas into someone or something through the use of a pump. They've been pumping oxygen into him to keep him alive. You need to use the primer on the lawn mower to pump gasoline into the carburetor before the engine will start.
2. To provide large amounts of money to something, such as a company, project, or business venture. The billionaire has been pumping millions of dollars into space exploration research. We've pumped too much money in this business as it is—it's time to cut our losses and call it quits.
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pump something into someone or something

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to try to force something, such as a gas, liquid, information, or money into someone or something. First you have to pump some air into the ball to make it hard. I pumped in the air. The hospital oxygen system pumped life-giving oxygen into Karen's lungs.
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The Jubilee government should, through its Universal Healthcare agenda, pump money into the construction of a hospital to save Kenyans the costs of travelling outside the country for treatment.
The Queen is respected and followed worldwide, particularly by our Commonwealth friends, and the royal family attracts millions of tourists who pump money into our economy every year.
| | Israeli billionaire Teddy Sagi is selling a PS337million stake in online gaming software firm Playtech to pump money into his property empire.
Gordon Brown had no choice but to pump money into the banking system.
The ECB cut interest rates to near zero on Thursday and pledged to buy asset-backed securities in addition to its plan to offer new four-year loans to stabilise inflation expectations and pump money into the flagging euro zone economy.
Thriving town and suburban shopping streets help create jobs, promote entrepreneurship and pump money into the economy.
Safadi said "the state's duty is to enforce security (...) in parallel with the payment of financial compensation." "It is about time to drop strife in Tripoli and to pump money into the veins of the economy to accelerate development instead of wasting money on buying weapons and igniting pointless wars," he concluded.
stocks closed higher Tuesday after comments from a Federal Reserve (Fed) official raised hopes the central bank will continue to pump money into the financial system.
Therefore, the Fed has already placed interest rates at zero percent for the last four years and has caused M2 money supply to be up 7% YOY.The strategy of governments and central banks is clear; lower interest rates and pump money into the system in order to re-inflate asset prices and releverage the economy.
Today on ABC's "Shark Tank" two Eugene businesswomen will be up against Tae Bo founder Billy Blanks' son, a swimsuit designer and a rock band competing for investors to pump money into their businesses.
Kirdi drifted to 5-4 to take control, with DIC, who have long been linked with a swoop for the Reds, out to 10-1 with as many as six different people looking to pump money into the club, who finished seventh in the Premier League last term.
Rate-setters on the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) also left their pounds 200bn programme to pump money into the economy unchanged, following their two-day meeting.
Rate-setters on the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) yesterday also left their pounds 200bn programme to pump money into the economy unchanged following their two-day meeting.