See also: jumpstart
- (transitive) To start a motor vehicle by passing an electrical current from a charged battery to the discharged ("dead" or "flat") battery of the vehicle being started, by using booster cables to temporarily connect the two batteries in parallel.
- Synonym: boost
- (transitive, figuratively) To reactivate or rejuvenate.
- The process or result of jump-starting a motor vehicle.
- I left my headlights on all night. Could you give me a jump-start?