Associations to the word «Boost»


BOOST, noun. A push from behind, as to one who is endeavoring to climb; help.
BOOST, noun. (automotive engineering) A positive intake manifold pressure in cars with turbochargers or superchargers.
BOOST, verb. (transitive) To lift or push from behind (one who is endeavoring to climb); to push up.
BOOST, verb. (transitive) (by extension) To help or encourage (something) to increase or improve; to assist in overcoming obstacles.
BOOST, verb. (slang) (transitive) To steal.
BOOST, verb. (Canada) (transitive) To jump-start a vehicle by using cables to connect the battery in a running vehicle to the battery in a vehicle that won't start.

Dictionary definition

BOOST, noun. The act of giving hope or support to someone.
BOOST, noun. An increase in cost; "they asked for a 10% rise in rates".
BOOST, noun. The act of giving a push; "he gave her a boost over the fence".
BOOST, verb. Increase; "The landlord hiked up the rents".
BOOST, verb. Give a boost to; be beneficial to; "The tax cut will boost the economy".
BOOST, verb. Contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom".
BOOST, verb. Increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit".
BOOST, verb. 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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