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Dictionary definition for: Boost

1. (n) the act of giving hope or support to someone

2. (v) increase; "The landlord hiked up the rents"

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. (n) the act of giving an upward push; "he gave her a boost over the fence"

6. (v) contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

7. (v) increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit"

8. (v) push or shove upward, as if from below or behind; "The singer had to be boosted onto the stage by a special contraption"

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