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English definition of “boost”

boost

verb  /bust/ us  

boost verb (MAKE BETTER)

[T] to improve or increase something: We took various steps to try to boost sales.

boost verb (LIFT)

[T always + adv/prep] to lift someone or something by pushing from below: She boosted the little boy up to see over the fence.

boost

noun /bust/

boost noun (IMPROVEMENT)

[C usually sing] an improvement or increase, or an action that causes this: The president’s approval rating got a boost following his speech.

boost noun (LIFT)

[C] a push from below that lifts a person or thing: I need a boost to get over the wall.
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