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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ADV, launched in 2016, has pumped money into startups including home ownership platform Unmortgage.
HomeServe also pumped money into expanding its Checkatrade arm the UK, resulting in a big rise in the number of tradespeople signing up.
However, Ocado yesterday revealed it had suffered a PS9m loss for the six months to June, compared with a PS7.7m profit a year ago, as the firm pumped money into expansion.
It had recently pumped money into the financial system in order to increase banking system liquidity.
He said fund managers pumped money into soft commodities.
TOKYO, Jan 21 (KUNA) -- China's central bank on Thursday pumped money into the money market for the third week in a row to avoid a possible liquidity crunch ahead of a weeklong holiday next month.
It was OK when the German government pumped money into the Greek economy and in return the Greek people were using that money to buy German luxury goods while at the same time paying back the loan - the Germans were in a win-win situation.
Abdulfatah said they (the students) were optimistic that their problem would be resolved, as the Finance Ministry has pumped money into the Ministry of Higher Education.
Summary: A generous Lottery winner who gave money to good causes and pumped money into a football team has died.
High commodity prices have pumped money into the region for years now, and governments have wisely paid down debts.
The city's retirement living and lakeshore estates development company has pumped money into the city, spurring a $4 million expansion at the former nine-holer.
The Regional Council, which has enthusiastically pumped money into cinema-themed events at a growing pace over the past three years, grants funds to 34 such local fests.
Fearful that the rise in rice prices (27% in first quarter 2004 alone) could create a hunger epidemic, China has pumped money into developing high-output and pest-resistant GM rice.
"As Americans pumped money into the oil kingdom, the royal family was pumping millions into radical religious schools at home and abroad, globalizing their strict 18th century Wahhabi brand of Islam," Stanley Weiss, former CEO of American Premier and chairman of Business Executives for National Security, wrote last spring in the Los Angeles Times.
At the same time, it pumped money into the system to bail out depositors at the failed S&Ls.