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boost

 (bo͞ost)
v. boost·ed, boost·ing, boosts
v.tr.
1. To raise or lift by pushing up from below. See Synonyms at lift.
2.
a. To increase; raise: boost prices; efforts to boost participation in the program.
b. To assist in further development or progress: a bill intended to boost local charities.
3. To stir up enthusiasm for; promote vigorously: boosted their school with rallies and fund drives.
4. Electricity To increase the voltage of (a circuit).
5. Slang To steal or rob, especially by shoplifting or pickpocketing.
v.intr.
Slang To engage in stealing, especially shoplifting or pickpocketing.
n.
1. A push upward or ahead.
2. An encouraging act or comment.
3. An increase: a big boost in salary.

[Perhaps from dialectal boostering, bustling, active.]

boost

(buːst)
n
1. encouragement, improvement, or help: a boost to morale.
2. an upward thrust or push: he gave him a boost over the wall.
3. an increase or rise: a boost in salary.
4. a publicity campaign; promotion
5. (Aeronautics) the amount by which the induction pressure of a supercharged internal-combustion engine exceeds that of the ambient pressure
vb (tr)
6. to encourage, assist, or improve: to boost morale.
7. to lift by giving a push from below or behind
8. to increase or raise: to boost the voltage in an electrical circuit.
9. (Commerce) to cause to rise; increase: to boost sales.
10. to advertise on a big scale
11. (Aeronautics) to increase the induction pressure of (an internal-combustion engine) above that of the ambient pressure; supercharge
[C19: of unknown origin]

boost

(bust)

v.t.
1. to lift or raise by pushing from behind or below.
2. to advance or aid by speaking well of; promote.
3. to increase; raise: to boost prices.
n.
4. an upward shove or raise; lift.
5. an increase; rise.
6. an act, remark, or the like, that helps one's progress, morale, efforts, etc.
[1805–15, Amer.]

boost


Past participle: boosted
Gerund: boosting

Imperative
boost
boost
Present
I boost
you boost
he/she/it boosts
we boost
you boost
they boost
Preterite
I boosted
you boosted
he/she/it boosted
we boosted
you boosted
they boosted
Present Continuous
I am boosting
you are boosting
he/she/it is boosting
we are boosting
you are boosting
they are boosting
Present Perfect
I have boosted
you have boosted
he/she/it has boosted
we have boosted
you have boosted
they have boosted
Past Continuous
I was boosting
you were boosting
he/she/it was boosting
we were boosting
you were boosting
they were boosting
Past Perfect
I had boosted
you had boosted
he/she/it had boosted
we had boosted
you had boosted
they had boosted
Future
I will boost
you will boost
he/she/it will boost
we will boost
you will boost
they will boost
Future Perfect
I will have boosted
you will have boosted
he/she/it will have boosted
we will have boosted
you will have boosted
they will have boosted
Future Continuous
I will be boosting
you will be boosting
he/she/it will be boosting
we will be boosting
you will be boosting
they will be boosting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been boosting
you have been boosting
he/she/it has been boosting
we have been boosting
you have been boosting
they have been boosting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been boosting
you will have been boosting
he/she/it will have been boosting
we will have been boosting
you will have been boosting
they will have been boosting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been boosting
you had been boosting
he/she/it had been boosting
we had been boosting
you had been boosting
they had been boosting
Conditional
I would boost
you would boost
he/she/it would boost
we would boost
you would boost
they would boost
Past Conditional
I would have boosted
you would have boosted
he/she/it would have boosted
we would have boosted
you would have boosted
they would have boosted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boost - the act of giving hope or support to someone
assist, assistance, help, aid - the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "he gave me an assist with the housework"; "could not walk without assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his help in unloading"
morale booster, morale building - anything that serves to increase morale; "the sight of flowers every morning was my morale builder"
2.boost - an increase in costboost - an increase in cost; "they asked for a 10% rise in rates"
increment, increase - the amount by which something increases; "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"
3.boost - the act of giving a push; "he gave her a boost over the fence"
push, pushing - the act of applying force in order to move something away; "he gave the door a hard push"; "the pushing is good exercise"
Verb1.boost - increase; "The landlord hiked up the rents"
lift, raise, elevate, get up, bring up - raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
2.boost - give a boost to; be beneficial to; "The tax cut will boost the economy"
increase - make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
3.boost - contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
connive at, wink at - give one's silent approval to
foster, further - promote the growth of; "Foster our children's well-being and education"
spur - incite or stimulate; "The Academy was formed to spur research"
help - contribute to the furtherance of; "This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries"
carry - take further or advance; "carry a cause"
feed - support or promote; "His admiration fed her vanity"
conduce, contribute, lead - be conducive to; "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"
back up, support - give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"
4.boost - increase or raiseboost - increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit"
increase - make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
5.boost - push or shove upward, as if from below or behind; "The singer had to be boosted onto the stage by a special contraption"
thrust - push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward"

boost

verb
2. bolster, further, raise, support, inspire, sustain, assist, improve, encourage, foster, swell, uplift, shore up, buoy up We need a big win to boost our confidence.
3. promote, improve, encourage, advance, advertise, praise, plug (informal), hype, crack up (informal), big up (slang, chiefly Caribbean) companies seeking to boost their product ranges
noun
1. rise, increase, advance, jump, addition, improvement, expansion, upsurge, upturn, increment, upswing, upward turn The paper is enjoying a boost in circulation.
rise fall, decline, reduction, decrease, cut-back, deterioration
2. encouragement, help, lift, spur, inspiration, bolster It did give me a boost to win such an event.

boost

verb
1. To move (something) to a higher position:
3. To increase in amount:
hike, jack (up), jump, raise, up.
4. To give support or assistance:
5. To increase or seek to increase the importance or reputation of by favorable publicity:
Informal: plug.
Slang: hype.
noun
1. An instance of lifting or being lifted:
3. The amount by which something is increased:
Translations
زِيادةٌ، عَوْنٌ، تَعْزيزٌ، دَفْعٌيَزيدُ، يَرْفَعُ، يُحَسِّنُيُعْزِز
oživeníposílitzvednout
forbedreforøgesaltvandsindsprøjtning
avittaaavituspölliätyöntäätyöntö
poticati
fellendít
auka; eflauppörvun
高める
끌어올리다
išplėtimasnešančioji raketapagerinimaspagyvinimaspakelti
atbalstspaplašināt
hjälpa upp
ส่งเสริม
đẩy mạnh

boost

[buːst]
A. N
1. (= encouragement) → estímulo m, aliento m
to give a boost toestimular, alentar
2. (= upward thrust) (to person) → empuje m, empujón m; (to rocket) → impulso m, propulsión f
B. VT
1. (= increase) [+ sales, production] → fomentar, incrementar; [+ confidence, hopes] → estimular
to boost sb's moralelevantar la moral a algn
2. (= promote) [+ product] → promover, hacer publicidad de; [+ person] → dar bombo a
3. (Elec) [+ voltage] → elevar; [+ radio signal] → potenciar
4. (Space) → propulsar, lanzar

boost

[ˈbuːst]
nstimulant m, remontant m
to give a boost to sb → remonter le moral à qn
to give a boost to sth → promouvoir qch
vt
to boost the economy → stimuler l'économie
[+ morale, confidence] → regonfler
The win boosted the team's morale → La victoire a regonflé le moral de l'équipe.
We need a big win to boost our confidence
BUT Il nous faut une victoire importante pour nous regonfler.
[+ production, sales] → accroître

boost

nAuftrieb m no pl; (Elec, Aut) → Verstärkung f; (= booster rocket)Zusatzantrieb m; to give somebody/something a boostjdm/einer Sache Auftrieb geben, jdn aufmöbeln (inf)/etw ankurbeln or in Schwung bringen; (by advertising) → für jdn/etw die Werbetrommel rühren; to give my bank account a boostum meinem Bankkonto eine Finanzspritze zu verabreichen; this device gives the heart a boostdieser Apparat verstärkt den Herzschlag; to give a boost to somebody’s moralejdm Auftrieb geben or Mut machen; to give a boost to somebody’s confidencejds Selbstvertrauen stärken
vt production, output, sales, economyankurbeln; profits, prices, income, chanceserhöhen; electric charge, engine, heart beat etcverstärken; immune system, confidence, sb’s egostärken; moraleheben; that’s boosted my egodas hat mich aufgebaut, das hat mir Auftrieb gegeben

boost

[buːst]
1. n
a. (encouragement) → spinta, sprone m
to give a boost to (morale) → tirar su
it gave a boost to his confidence → è stata per lui un'iniezione di fiducia
b. (upward thrust, to person) → spinta (in su); (to rocket) → spinta propulsiva
2. vt (increase, sales, production) → incentivare (fig) (hopes) → rinforzare; (promote, product) → promuovere (sul mercato) (Elec) (voltage) → aumentare; (radio signal) → amplificare (Space) → lanciare

boost

(buːst) verb
to expand; to make greater; to improve. We've boosted the sales figures; It's boosted his reputation.
noun
a piece of help, encouragement etc. This publicity will give our sales a real boost.
ˈbooster noun
1. a person or thing that boosts. That was a real morale booster for me (= That made me feel more cheerful and optimistic).
2. a device for increasing power, force etc. I've fixed a booster on the TV aerial to improve the signal.
3. the first stage of a rocket that works by several stages.

boost

يُعْزِز posílit forbedre ankurbeln ανυψώνω estimular vahvistaa revigorer poticati aumentare 高める 끌어올리다 stimuleren forsterke podwyższyć aumentar стимулировать hjälpa upp ส่งเสริม yüreklendirmek đẩy mạnh 增加

boost

vt. estimular, aumentar, [electricity] elevar.

boost

vt (one’s immune system, etc.) potenciar, reforzar, fortificar (el sistema inmunitario, etc.); ritonavir-boosted darunavir darunavir potenciado con ritonavir
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