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bump start

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noun
a method of starting a motor vehicle by engaging a low gear with the clutch depressed and pushing it or allowing it to run down a hill until sufficient momentum has been acquired to turn the engine by releasing the clutch
verb bump-start
(tr) to start (a motor vehicle) using this method
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