Definition of "turbocharge" [turbocharge]

  • To equip with a turbocharger. (verb-transitive)
  • Informal To improve dramatically the performance or quality of: "How to use tax breaks to turbocharge investment returns” ( Kathy Kristof). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "turbocharge" in a sentence
  • "As we approached the 1990s and there was a need for improved efficiency, turbochargers made a transition from powering vehicles in a sports-oriented usage – you hear the word turbocharge and you think of fast, you think of power and performance."
  • "Comcast Corp. this year began offering subscribers a temporary "turbocharge," or boost in speed, which kicks in when it detects very large uploads."
  • "Today I want to talk about this apparent tension between self-criticism and smugness from an outside perspective, take a look at the issues we face, probe their root causes, and suggest ideas to "turbocharge" our innovation, productivity and prosperity."
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