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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpump-primingˈpump-ˌpriming noun [uncountable]  the process of trying to help a business, industry, or country to develop by giving it money
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pump-primingStill, such pump-priming can only do so much for a band; the rest is up to the music.Thus, pump-priming has turned into a bottomless pit for the Treasury, in spite of the reinvestment of large receipts from land sales.
From Longman Business Dictionarypump-primingˈpump-ˌpriming noun [uncountable]ECONOMICS encouraging a business, industry, or economy to develop by putting money into it. For example, a government may increase its spending in order to increase economic activity during a RECESSIONthe fiscal tools of tax cuts and pump-primingpump-prime verb [intransitive, transitive]Some states and cities will resort to pump-priming their economies with spending on roads, airports and waste-management.
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