[ tur-boh-chahrj ]
/ ˈtɜr boʊˌtʃɑrdʒ /

verb (used with object), tur·bo·charged, tur·bo·charg·ing.

to equip (an internal-combustion engine) with a turbocharger.
Informal. to speed up; accelerate.


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Origin of turbocharge

First recorded in 1940–45; turbo- + (super)charge
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British Dictionary definitions for turbo-charge


verb (tr)

to supply (an internal-combustion engine or a motor vehicle) with a turbocharger
to inject extra force and energy into (an activity, undertaking, etc)a turbo-charged version of the show
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