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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Governments like to boast about pumping money into infrastructure schemes.
The deal follows the current trend in the region with Gulf economies pumping money into Egypt following the toppling of President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013.
How on earth can we go on pumping money into this cesspit of corruption that has lost all sense of reality and appear not to understand what it is that real people need?
The Indian central bank is pumping money into the banking system to prevent a capital flight.
The move was made, she said, because there are indications that major markets like China, Japan, and Europe are moving away from austerity measures and "pumping money into bonds."
(SeeNews) - Jun 25, 2014 - China's Steyr Motors Co Ltd (SHE:000760) has started pumping money into the expansion of its Austrian unit almost a year later than originally planned.
Buying a football club and pumping money into it entitles you to many privileges but changing its name is not one of them.
The council's priority is to keep pumping money into the dump.
Gold edged up Wednesday as a weak report on the US job market fed speculation that the Federal Reserve would keep pumping money into the economy.
The Indian banking industry, along with country s top private sector lender ICICI Bank, is in anticipation of improvement of liquidity scenario in view of the Reserve Bank of India s constant moves for pumping money into the banking system.
The government also has boosted investment by state-owned industry and is pumping money into the economy through higher spending on low-cost housing and public works.
OK, Sisu are understandably miffed about a slur on their name as they ply money into our club, but do they not realise that the supporters holding the offending items are pumping money into the club just to sit there and watch?
With research continuing to show that the sophisticated drugs that biotech companies produce may hold the key to eradicating life-threatening conditions, investors have begun pumping money into the industry.
It is now a year since the Bank of England decided to slash interest rates to 0.5 per cent and begin pumping money into the economy by buying bonds, a policy known as quantitative easing.
Doctors fear it is pumping money into the private sector and warned people were being seen as "units", not patients.