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English definition of “boost”

boost

verb [T]     /buːst/
to increase or improve something: boost profits/prices/rates The industry has exceeded all expectations for boosting profits and dividends .boost exports/sales/trade The lower exchange rate is already boosting exports .boost confidence/morale He was elected on a platform to create jobs and boost investor confidence . The effect of these policies would be to encourage spending and boost the economy . boost production / performance / productivity boost sth (by) 20%/50%/100%, etc. The company boosted its dividend nearly 50%.
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