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verb[WITH OBJECT]often as adjective turbocharged
1Equip (an engine or vehicle) with a turbocharger.‘a turbocharged coupé’
- 1.1 Make more powerful, fast, or exciting.‘turbocharged business growth’
- ‘Panke's bet assumes turbocharged growth in the second half, prompted in part by the new 5 Series.’
- ‘Follow his advice and you'll turbocharge muscle growth, drive up your metabolism, and increase your bone density, while shoring up your joints.’
- ‘One way for big companies to grow faster is to use the Web to turbocharge their business.’
- ‘A new, versatile technology standard called WiMax is poised to turbocharge the growing business in wireless alternatives.’
- ‘Newspaper managers naturally want online businesses to turbocharge earnings - something they expect to happen eventually.’
- ‘Then former President, eager to turbocharge growth, eased rules on credit cards.’
- 1.1 Make more powerful, fast, or exciting.
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