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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boost  \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.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boost  \Boost\  (b[=oo]st),  n. 
  A  push  from  behind,  as  to  one  who  is  endeavoring  to  climb; 
  help.  [Colloq.  U.  S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  boost 
  n  1:  the  act  of  giving  hope  or  support  to  someone  [syn:  {encouragement}] 
  2:  an  increase  in  cost;  "they  asked  for  a  10%  rise  in  rates" 
  [syn:  {rise},  {hike}] 
  3:  the  act  of  giving  an  upward  push  "he  gave  her  a  boost  over 
  the  fence" 
  v  1:  increase;  "The  landlord  hiked  up  the  rents"  [syn:  {hike},  {hike 
  up}] 
  2:  give  a  boost  to  be  beneficial  to  "The  tax  cut  will  boost 
  the  economy" 
  3:  contribute  to  the  progress  or  growth  of  "I  am  promoting  the 
  use  of  computers  in  the  classroom"  [syn:  {promote},  {advance}, 
  {further},  {encourage}] 
  4:  increase  or  raise;  "boost  the  voltage  in  an  electrical 
  circuit"  [syn:  {advance}] 
  5:  push  or  shove  upward,  as  if  from  below  or  behind 
  6:  increase  the  voltage  of  "boost  the  engine"  [syn:  {supercharge}] 




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