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BOOST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does boost mean? 

BOOST (noun)
  The noun BOOST has 3 senses:

1. the act of giving hope or support to someone
2. an increase in cost
3. the act of giving a push

  Familiarity information: BOOST used as a noun is uncommon.


BOOST (verb)
  The verb BOOST has 5 senses:

1. increase
2. give a boost to; be beneficial to
3. contribute to the progress or growth of
4. increase or raise
5. push or shove upward, as if from below or behind

  Familiarity information: BOOST used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


BOOST (noun)


Sense 1boost [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of giving hope or support to someone

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

boost; encouragement

Hypernyms ("boost" is a kind of...):

aid; assist; assistance; help (the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "boost"):

morale booster; morale building (anything that serves to increase morale)


Sense 2boost [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An increase in cost

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

cost increase; boost; hike; rise

Context example:

they asked for a 10% rise in rates

Hypernyms ("boost" is a kind of...):

increase; increment (the amount by which something increases)


Sense 3boost [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of giving a push

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

he gave her a boost over the fence

Hypernyms ("boost" is a kind of...):

push; pushing (the act of applying force in order to move something away)


BOOST (verb)


Sense 1boost [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Increase

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

boost; hike; hike up

Context example:

The landlord hiked up the rents

Hypernyms (to "boost" is one way to...):

bring up; elevate; get up; lift; raise (raise from a lower to a higher position)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2boost [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give a boost to; be beneficial to

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The tax cut will boost the economy

Hypernyms (to "boost" is one way to...):

increase (make bigger or more)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 3boost [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Contribute to the progress or growth of

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

encourage; promote; further; boost; advance

Context example:

I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom

Hypernyms (to "boost" is one way to...):

back up; support (give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "boost"):

connive at; wink at (give one's silent approval to)

foster; further (promote the growth of)

spur (incite or stimulate)

help (contribute to the furtherance of)

carry (take further or advance)

feed (support or promote)

conduce; contribute; lead (be conducive to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 4boost [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Increase or raise

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

supercharge; advance; boost

Context example:

boost the voltage in an electrical circuit

Hypernyms (to "boost" is one way to...):

increase (make bigger or more)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 5boost [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Push or shove upward, as if from below or behind

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

The singer had to be boosted onto the stage by a special contraption

Hypernyms (to "boost" is one way to...):

thrust (push forcefully)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP


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