verb (used with object)
Origin of jump-start
Examples from the Web for jump-start
Within his own administration, Obama had to jump-start a policy that had effectively ground to a halt in 2011.Congress Cooperates, Obama Pushes Hard, and Closing Gitmo Has a Chance|Daniel Klaidman|December 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But Obama has to test himself as well and put some smart compromises on the table to jump-start serious negotiations.
But the idea that tax reform will jump-start an economy suffering from the after-effects of a cyclical downturn is nonsense.
“They said they were going to ‘make me talk,’ that they were going to ‘jump-start me like a car,’” he shivered.
Summers and his economic team had an unenviable job, figuring out a way to jump-start the economy after the collapse of 2008.
I'd totaled about three hours of sleep, and even three cups of the Turk's caffeine mud failed to jump-start my brain.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow