boost Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun the act of giving hope or support to someone
noun an increase in cost
hike; rise; cost increase.
- they asked for a 10% rise in rates
noun the act of giving a push
- he gave her a boost over the fence
hike up; hike.
- The landlord hiked up the rents
verb give a boost to; be beneficial to
- The tax cut will boost the economy
verb contribute to the progress or growth of
advance; encourage; promote; further.
- I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom
verb increase or raise
- boost the voltage in an electrical circuit
verb push or shove upward, as if from below or behind
- The singer had to be boosted onto the stage by a special contraption
Boost transitive verb
To lift or push from behind (one who is endeavoring to climb); to push up; hence, to assist in overcoming obstacles, or in making advancement.Colloq. U. S.
A push from behind, as to one who is endeavoring to climb; help.Colloq. U. S.
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