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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 boost /ˈbust/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Boost v. t. [imp. & p. p. Boosted; p. pr. & vb. n. Boosting.]  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. [Colloq. U. S.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Boost n. A push from behind, as to one who is endeavoring to climb; help. [Colloq. U. S.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of giving hope or support to someone [syn: encouragement]
      2: an increase in cost; "they asked for a 10% rise in rates"
         [syn: rise, hike, cost increase]
      3: the act of giving an upward push; "he gave her a boost over
         the fence"
      v 1: increase; "The landlord hiked up the rents" [syn: hike, hike
      2: give a boost to; be beneficial to; "The tax cut will boost
         the economy"
      3: contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the
         use of computers in the classroom" [syn: promote, advance,
          further, encourage]
      4: increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical
         circuit" [syn: advance, supercharge]
      5: push or shove upward, as if from below or behind; "The
         singer had to be boosted onto the stage by a special