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boost

verb [T] uk   /buːst/ us  
B2 to improve or increase something: The theatre managed to boost its audiences by cutting ticket prices. Share prices were boosted by reports of the president's recovery. I tried to boost his ego (= make him feel more confident) by praising his cooking.
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boost

noun [C usually singular] uk   /buːst/ us  
B2 the act of boosting something: The lowering of interest rates will give a much-needed boost to the economy. Passing my driving test was such a boost to my confidence.
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Translations of “boost”
in Korean 북돋다…
in Arabic يَزيد…
in French gonfler, renforcer…
in Turkish desteklemek, kendine güvenli ve mutlu olmasına yardımcı olmak…
in Italian aumentare, incrementare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 改善, 提高, 增強…
in Russian поддержка…
in Polish zastrzyk…
in Spanish aumentar…
in Portuguese aumentar…
in German Auftrieb geben…
in Catalan incrementar, incentivar…
in Japanese ~を増やす, 促進する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 改善, 提高, 增强…
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