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boost

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1 an act or instance of helping
  • She always liked to give struggling families in the neighborhood a boost.
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3 something that arouses action or activity
  • According to the President, a tax cut is just the boost that the economy needs.
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1 to lift with effort
  • boosted the child into her car seat
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3 to make markedly greater in measure or degree
  • Let's boost the volume on the radio so everyone can hear.
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4 to move from a lower to a higher place or position
  • boosted the box onto the top shelf
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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


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