Dictionary

1boost

verb \ˈbüst\

: to increase the force, power, or amount of (something)

: to push or shove (something or someone) up from below

Full Definition of BOOST

transitive verb
1
:  to push or shove up from below
2
:  increase, raise <plans to boost production> <an extra holiday to boost morale>
3
:  to promote the cause or interests of :  plug <a campaign to boost the new fashions>
4
:  to raise the voltage of or across (an electric circuit)
5
slang :  steal, shoplift
intransitive verb
slang :  shoplift

Examples of BOOST

  1. She boosted the boy onto his father's shoulders.
  2. <boosted the child into her car seat>

Origin of BOOST

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1801

Rhymes with BOOST

2boost

noun

: an increase in amount

: help or encouragement

: a push upward

Full Definition of BOOST

1
:  a push upward
2
:  an act that brings help or encouragement :  assist
3
:  an increase in amount

Examples of BOOST

  1. a boost in wheat production
  2. Exercise can sometimes provide a boost of energy.
  3. After layoffs at the company, employees needed a boost in morale.
  4. One company's innovation has proven to be a boost to the entire industry.
  5. Give the boy a boost onto the stage, will you?

First Known Use of BOOST

1801

Browse

2 ENTRIES FOUND:
Next Word in the Dictionary: boosterPrevious Word in the Dictionary: boose ()All Words Near: boost
May 28, 2015
fictioneer Hear it
someone who writes fiction
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears