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Verb: boost  boost
  1. Give help (to improve, increase, etc); be beneficial to
    "The tax cut will boost the economy"
  2. Contribute to the progress or growth of
    "I am boosting the use of computers in the classroom";
    - promote, advance, further, encourage
  3. Increase or raise
    "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit";
    - advance, supercharge
  4. Push or shove upward, as if from below or behind
    "The singer had to be boosted onto the stage by a special contraption"
Noun: boost  boost
  1. The act of giving hope or support to someone
    - encouragement, fillip
  2. An increase in cost
    "they asked for a 10% boost in rates";
    - rise, hike, cost increase
  3. The act of giving a push
    "he gave her a boost over the fence"

Derived forms: boosts, boosting, boosted

Type of: aid, assist, assistance, back up, help, increase, increment, push, pushing, support, thrust

Encyclopedia: Boost