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how to understand the “needs to be jumped”?

“So what’s wrong with your car?” Emma asked. Ethan shrugged. “It probably just needs to be jumped. I’ll deal with it tomorrow.”

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    Here, "jumped" means "charged with electricity". When the battery in a car is dead, you "jump" or "jump-start" it, using "jump cables" (see below)


    Jumper cables = 跳线电缆
    When a stranger asks, "Do you need a jump?" in this circumstance, it is usually when your car cannot start and a stranger is offering to use their car to help start yours with jumper cables. Otherwise, I can't think of another instance when "needs to be jumped" is used. Very specific.

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