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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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boost

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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
  • recommended eating foods that boost the body's immunity to disease

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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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5 to provide publicity for
  • boosted the singer's latest release with a round of appearances on all the talk and entertainment shows

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6 slang to take (something) without right and with an intent to keep
  • the woman was nabbed trying to boost a couple of bottles of perfume

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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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The first known use of boost was in 1801

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“Boost.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/boost. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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