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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To make higher or greater.

Usage examples (37)
  • It was a boost to my ego when my teacher told me I'd written the best paper in the class.
  • He gave her a boost over the fence
  • boost the voltage in an electrical circuit
  • The tax cut will boost the economy for more
Tutoring comment
  • His studies will "boost" (an upward push) him up the economic ladder, then his family will "boast" (try to impress others with one's accomplishments) of his success.
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