push-start

verb (T) to push a vehicle in order to make the engine start — push-start noun (C)

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • push-start — v [T] to push a vehicle in order to make the engine start >push start n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • push-start — pushˈ start transitive verb To start (a motor car) by pushing it while it is in gear noun The act of starting a car in this way • • • Main Entry: ↑push …   Useful english dictionary

  • Push start — The Honker II, which is a midget racing car getting a push start by a Toyota Landcruiser at the 144th Wagga Wagga Show …   Wikipedia

  • push-start — UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms push start : present tense I/you/we/they push start he/she/it push starts present participle push starting past tense push started past participle push started British to push a car in order to make it start… …   English dictionary

  • push-start — verb start (a motor vehicle) by pushing it in order to make the engine turn. noun an act of push starting …   English new terms dictionary

  • push-start — /ˈpʊʃ stat/ (say poosh staht) verb (t) 1. → clutch start (def. 1). –noun 2. → clutch start (def. 3) …   Australian English dictionary

  • push start — A procedure of starting a vehicle with a manual transmission by pushing the vehicle with another vehicle or by the power of several strong people or by coasting downhill. Once sufficient speed is obtained and the clutch is disengaged (the pedal… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • push-start — verb To start a motor car by pushing it (in neutral) and engaging a gear when it has sufficient velocity …   Wiktionary

  • push — v. & n. v. 1 tr. exert a force on (a thing) to move it away from oneself or from the origin of the force. 2 tr. cause to move in this direction. 3 intr. exert such a force (do not push against the door). 4 intr. & tr. a thrust forward or upward.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • start — To use the starter motor to crank the engine until it fires and runs on its own. See bump start cold start hot start hot start enrichment jump start kick start push start racing start rolling start …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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