Boost Definition

bo͝ost
boosted, boosting, boosts
verb
boosted, boosting, boosts
To steal; esp., to shoplift.
Webster's New World
To raise by or as by a push from behind or below; push up.
Webster's New World
To increase; raise.
Boost prices; efforts to boost participation in the program.
American Heritage
To urge others to support; promote.
To boost a program.
Webster's New World
To make higher or greater; increase in amount, power, etc.
To boost taxes, boost electric current.
Webster's New World
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noun
boosts
A push to help propel a person or thing upward or forward.
Webster's New World
An act that helps or promotes.
Webster's New World
An increase in amount, power, etc.
Webster's New World

(automotive engineering) A positive intake manifold pressure in cars with turbochargers or superchargers.

Wiktionary
other
A linear map from one reference frame to another in which each coordinate is increased or decreased by an independent constant or linear function. A boost corresponds to a shift of the entire coordinate system without any rotation of its axes.
American Heritage Science
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Other Word Forms of Boost

Noun

Singular:
boost
Plural:
boosts

Origin of Boost

  • Perhaps from dialectal boostering bustling, active

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • The verb is first recorded 1815; the noun, 1825.

    From Wiktionary

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