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Meaning of BOOST

Pronunciation:  boost

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of giving hope or support to someone
  2. [n]  the act of giving an upward push; "he gave her a boost over the fence"
  3. [n]  an increase in cost; "they asked for a 10% rise in rates"
  4. [v]  give a boost to; be beneficial to; "The tax cut will boost the economy"
  5. [v]  increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit"
  6. [v]  push or shove upward, as if from below or behind; "The singer had to be boosted onto the stage by a special contraption"
  7. [v]  increase; "The landlord hiked up the rents"
  8. [v]  contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
 

BOOST is a 5 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: advance, advance, cost increase, encourage, encouragement, further, hike, hike, hike up, promote, rise, supercharge
 
 See Also: aid, assist, assistance, back up, bring up, carry, conduce, connive at, contribute, elevate, feed, foster, get up, help, help, increase, increase, increment, lead, lift, morale booster, morale building, push, pushing, raise, spur, support, thrust, wink at

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Boost\ (b[=oo]st), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Boosted}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Boosting}.] [Cf. {Boast}, v. i.]
    To lift or push from behind (one who is endeavoring to
    climb); to push up; hence, to assist in overcoming obstacles,
    or in making advancement. [Colloq. U. S.]
    
    
    
    
  2. \Boost\ (b[=oo]st), n.
    A push from behind, as to one who is endeavoring to climb;
    help. [Colloq. U. S.]
    
    
 
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