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Definition of boost verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they boost
    he / she / it boosts
    past simple boosted
    -ing form boosting
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  1. 1boost something to make something increase, or become better or more successful to boost exports/profits The movie helped boost her screen career. to boost someone's confidence/morale Getting that job really boosted his ego (= made him feel more confident).
  2. 2boost something (informal) (becoming old-fashioned) to steal something
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