boost

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

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boost (plural boosts)

  1. A push from behind, as to one who is endeavoring to climb; help.
  2. (automotive engineering) A positive intake manifold pressure in cars with turbochargers or superchargers.

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boost (third-person singular simple present boosts, present participle boosting, simple past and past participle boosted)

  1. 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. (slang) To steal.
  3. To help or encourage (something) to increase or improve.

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