boost

[[t]bu͟ːst[/t]]
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boosts, boosting, boosted
1) VERB If one thing boosts another, it causes it to increase, improve, or be more successful.

[V n] It wants the government to take action to boost the economy...

[V n] The move is designed to boost sales during the peak booking months of January and February.

N-COUNT: usu sing
Boost is also a noun.

It would get the economy going and give us the boost that we need... The proposal received a boost on Sunday when The New York Times endorsed it in a leading article.

2) VERB If something boosts your confidence or morale, it improves it.

[V n] We need a big win to boost our confidence...

[V n] Do what you can to give her confidence and boost her morale.

Syn:
N-COUNT: usu sing
Boost is also a noun.

It did give me a boost to win such a big event.


English dictionary. 2008.

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