The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently authorized the practice of boosting people with a shot that's different from their primary series.—Adria Cimino
Mr. Biden … pleaded with Americans to get vaccinated or boosted with an extra dose if they haven't already, saying the shots appeared to stave off deaths from the previous worrisome mutation, the delta variant.—Tom Howell, Jr.
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
Examples of boost in a Sentence
She boosted the boy onto his father's shoulders. boosted the child into her car seatNoun
a boost in wheat production
Exercise can sometimes provide a boost of energy.
After layoffs at the company, employees needed a boost in morale.
One company's innovation has proven to be a boost to the entire industry.
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Recent Examples on the Web
This puts extra strain on the organ, boosting someone’s heart rate and blood pressure—and increasing their risk of heart failure.—Korin Miller, SELF, 21 Sep. 2023 This light-therapy lamp simulates daylight without harmful UV rays to help boost moods and kick the winter blues.—Nykia Spradley, Glamour, 20 Sep. 2023 Exercise Regularly Regular exercise is the best and most natural way to boost your metabolism.—Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 23 Sep. 2023 Even if Congress does fund the government in time, lawmakers are not expected to renew pandemic-era funding that boosted child-care programs.—Tony Romm, Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2023 If anything, then, energy revenues are boosting the dollar, not impairing its value.—Jeff Sommer, New York Times, 22 Sep. 2023 The saga began with the passage of AB 257, which established a council that could have boosted wages to $22 by 2024.—Roxana Popescu, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Sep. 2023 The company also boosted its minimum hourly compensation to $22 from $20.—Mark Gurman, Fortune, 21 Sep. 2023 His skepticism of the media won him right-wing fans, including Elon Musk and Tucker Carlson, who are now boosting viral conspiracy theories about allegations against the actor.—Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 19 Sep. 2023
Swap the mayonnaise for mashed avocado for an extra nutritional boost.—Lindsey Desoto, Health, 26 Sep. 2023 Kendra says the experience turned into a huge confidence boost.—Nancy Kruh, Peoplemag, 23 Sep. 2023 Leos should expect a powerful boost this season as the energetic shift will tap into their curiosity and passion.—Bianca London, Glamour, 22 Sep. 2023 Read more: Best Tech Gifts Your favorite guy’s self-care practices will get a major boost with these gifts.—Sara Coughlin, SELF, 21 Sep. 2023 Additionally, Microsoft says the Surface Hub 3 offers a 60 percent increase in processing power and a 160 percent graphics performance boost.—Emma Roth, The Verge, 21 Sep. 2023 The extensive rail network is getting a further boost with a 14-billion-euro initiative that will connect Bordeaux with two cities: Toulouse, in Occitaine, and Dax, in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, essentially making the destinations reachable from Paris within a three-hour train ride.—Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 21 Sep. 2023 Pro tip: To give short stems a boost, fill the bottom of your vase with pebbles or lemons and limes.—Michelle Brunner, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2023 The proposals are about half the 40% wage hike the UAW is demanding through 2027, including an immediate 20% boost.—Reuters, NBC News, 18 Sep. 2023 See More
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