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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

Synonym Discussion of BOOST

lift, raise, rear, elevate, hoist, heave, boost mean to move from a lower to a higher place or position. lift usually implies exerting effort to overcome resistance of weight <lift the chair while I vacuum>. raise carries a stronger implication of bringing up to the vertical or to a high position <scouts raising a flagpole>. rear may add an element of suddenness to raise <suddenly reared itself up on its hind legs>. elevate may replace lift or raise especially when exalting or enhancing is implied <elevated the taste of the public>. hoist implies lifting something heavy especially by mechanical means <hoisted the cargo on board>. heave implies lifting and throwing with great effort or strain <heaved the heavy crate inside>. boost suggests assisting to climb or advance by a push <boosted his brother over the fence>.

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
BOOSTS Defined for Kids

1boost

verb \ˈbüst\
boost·edboost·ing

Definition of BOOST for Kids

1
:  to raise or push up from below <He boosted me through the window.>
2
:  to make bigger or greater <boost production>
boost·er noun

2boost

noun

Definition of BOOST for Kids

:  a push up :  an act of boosting <Give me a boost over the fence.>

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