What does boost mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boost, encouragementnoun

    the act of giving hope or support to someone

  2. rise, boost, hike, cost increasenoun

    an increase in cost

    "they asked for a 10% rise in rates"

  3. boostverb

    the act of giving a push

    "he gave her a boost over the fence"

  4. hike, hike up, boostverb


    "The landlord hiked up the rents"

  5. boostverb

    give a boost to; be beneficial to

    "The tax cut will boost the economy"

  6. promote, advance, boost, further, encourageverb

    contribute to the progress or growth of

    "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

  7. boost, advance, superchargeverb

    increase or raise

    "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit"

  8. boostverb

    push or shove upward, as if from below or behind

    "The singer had to be boosted onto the stage by a special contraption"


  1. boostnoun

    A push from behind, as to one who is endeavoring to climb; help.

  2. boostnoun

    A positive intake manifold pressure in cars with turbochargers or superchargers.

  3. boostverb

    To lift or push from behind (one who is endeavoring to climb); to push up; hence, to assist in overcoming obstacles, or in making advancement.

  4. boostverb

    To steal.


  1. boost

    Boost generally refers to an increase or enhancement, often intended to improve performance or efficiency, or to stimulate progress or development. This term can be used in various contexts like boosting speed, energy, economy, confidence, etc. But it can also be a specific term in physics, referring to a transformation that changes the velocity of an observer. The exact meaning typically depends on the context in which it is being used.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boostverb

    to lift or push from behind (one who is endeavoring to climb); to push up; hence, to assist in overcoming obstacles, or in making advancement

  2. Boostnoun

    a push from behind, as to one who is endeavoring to climb; help

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'boost' in Nouns Frequency: #2940

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'boost' in Verbs Frequency: #790

Anagrams for boost »

  1. boots

  2. botos

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of boost in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of boost in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of boost in a Sentence

  1. Haydon Manning:

    It is the most significant victory in Turnbull's tenure and will give him a real boost as we approach an election.

  2. The Swiss government:

    Additional measures and adjustments are required to boost the resilience of systemically important banks further and to make their restructuring or orderly resolution possible without taxpayers incurring any costs.

  3. Brightson Kumchedwa:

    This is a great boost to the endangered rhino species, hunted down for its horn, for the South African government to release the 17 is a sign of confidence in Malawi's concerted efforts to greatly improve wildlife security.

  4. Japan Deputy Governor Masayoshi Amamiya:

    The chance is very low that a new scheme to boost regional finances would affect interest rate formation in the market as a whole, even if there’s any effect, it could be fully offset by monetary adjustment. In that sense, there’s a clear distinction from monetary policy.

  5. Barry Gordy in 1961:

    I was always proud of Mary, she was quite a star in her own right and over the years continued to work hard to boost the legacy of the Supremes. … she was a trailblazer, a dive and will be deeply missed.

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Translations for boost

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  • تعزيزArabic
  • повдигане, покачвам, издигам, вдигам, задигам, подпомаганеBulgarian
  • ώθησηGreek
  • impulso, empuje, aumentar, empujar, impulsarSpanish
  • avittaa, pölliä, avitus, työntö, työntääFinnish
  • impulso, roubar, pulo, impulsarGalician
  • לְהַגבִּירHebrew
  • ブーストJapanese
  • duwtje, stelen, jatten, zetje, ontvreemden, duwtje in de rugDutch
  • wzmocnienie, zwiększać, zasilaćPolish
  • impulsionarPortuguese
  • усилениеRussian
  • การส่งเสริมThai

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    difficult or impossible to perceive or discern
    A indiscernible
    B defiant
    C eminent
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