Adjective "boost" definition and examples

(Boost may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Help or encourage (something) to increase or improve.
  1. 'Establishing friendly ties lowers stress, increases immunity and boosts the amount of support you receive.'
  2. 'Customised education will play an increasingly important role in boosting revenues on both sides of the Atlantic.'
  3. 'She said a bid would provide a huge stimulus for elite sport and also boost efforts to encourage it at grassroots level.'
  4. 'Councils covering north and west Wiltshire have received more than £250,000 to boost waste reduction and increase recycling.'
  5. 'Despite this, the report assumes no policy action to boost population growth by encouraging an increase in the birth rate or increasing immigration.'
  6. 'That reflects improving prospects in their home market, improving cashflows and boosted optimism.'
  7. 'Teenagers across the region are being encouraged to try to boost their national test scores in a Government drive targeted at 14-year-olds.'
  8. 'These other cultural factors help to promote a positive image of Italy abroad and encourage tourism and boost the economy.'
  9. 'These will primarily be aimed at the old, young families and savers - but there will also be some measures to boost productivity and encourage entrepreneurship.'
  10. 'Removing barriers to trade across national borders was expected to simultaneously increase rivalry and boost economic growth while promoting economic integration.'
  11. 'the specially designed circuit boosts signal strength'
  12. 'Over here in the US it's apparently still legal to have WiFi equipment - but if you dare try to boost your signal with an antenna, watch out.'
  13. 'As existing analogue transmitters are switched off region by region, the strength of the digital signal will be boosted.'
  14. 'We had added longer antennas to boost the signal but even before they had a range of a mile.'
  15. 'Energy transmitters are used when the frame is too far away from the energy cores, and boost the signal.'
  16. 'The lasers are manufactured to boost the signals of fibre optic cable.'
  17. 'Let's start with the heart of the circuit, the main transformer, the device that actually boosts the voltage.'
  18. 'In the meantime, they can watch current TV shows using a built-in scan converter which boosts those signals for a better picture.'
  19. 'A typical camera battery only offers 1.5 volts, so the flash circuit needs to boost the voltage substantially.'
  20. 'The reasoning is that the seizure will in effect reset the brain, causing the release of chemicals that may boost signals between neurons.'
  21. 'Their reach is spotty, and boosting their signal only means the neighbors can get on your network.'
Push from below.
  1. 'He pushed Hannah onto the ground then boosted himself out of the water.'
Steal (something)
  1. 'I have noticed a rise in the arrests of individuals who are boosting wallets from purses in unattended shopping carts at grocery stores.'
  2. 'I got extremely paranoid that some deft pickpocket had my number and it was only a matter of time before my wallet was boosted.'


A source of help or encouragement leading to increase or improvement.
  1. 'It will bring an economic boost for Waterford, which will also benefit from international media exposure.'
  2. 'Council officials believe the draw of over 2,000, mainly young adults into the area will provide a major boost for the local economy.'
  3. 'One plant in particular could soon become a major boost for the local economy.'
  4. 'The casinos are expected to create thousands of the jobs and provide a much-needed boost for the economy.'
  5. 'It would also be a great boost for the team, and increase our points tally, but we know that it won't be easy as our competitors are more aggressive than ever.'
  6. 'It would be a boost for the economy and the environment.'
  7. 'We are hoping for upwards of £4 million which is going to be a significant boost for the local economy and local people.'
  8. 'It will be a great boost for the local economy and hopefully kick-start a wider regeneration of the area.'
  9. 'This helps give the page a boost for searches which match the words which are marked as more important in this way.'
  10. 'This was coupled with bad weather and flooding which resulted in a boost for foreign holidays and bankruptcy for many UK hoteliers.'
  11. 'a boost in exports'
  12. 'Ideally, this leads to muscle gains down the road due to the subsequent boost in growth hormone your body experiences.'
  13. 'Besides, he should get a boost from an increasingly robust recovery.'
  14. 'In Western Australia a team of researchers has discovered that sheep will get an increased boost of vitamin E if they're grazed on saltbush.'
  15. 'Carmakers and retailers also anticipate a boost amid evidence that growth in consumer spending is slowing.'
  16. 'A strong continental trade for good weanlings has seen a sharp rise in live exports and a boost in return to producers of quality stock.'
  17. 'Traditionally, one would expect a meaningful boost from the export sector.'
  18. 'With the property boom, furniture is experiencing a parallel boost, with increased demand for antique and contemporary pieces.'
  19. 'This could mean a great boost in muscle-building potential for bodybuilders.'
  20. 'The resulting boost in world demand growth triggered a rise in U.S. import prices that bolstered domestic inflation pressures.'
  21. 'A hydraulic boost to the elevator enables the pilots to counter this condition.'
A push from below.
  1. 'You gave me a boost over the high fences.'
  2. 'This time, Ian gave me a boost up, and I was climbing.'

More definitions

1. to lift or raise by pushing from behind or below.

2. to advance or aid by speaking well of; promote: She always boosts her hometown.

3. to increase; raise: to boost prices; to boost the horsepower of the car by 20 percent.

4. Slang. to steal, especially to shoplift: Two typewriters were boosted from the office last night. verb (used without object)

5. Slang. to engage in stealing, especially shoplifting. noun

6. an upward shove or raise; lift.

7. an

More examples(as adjective)

"volumes can be boost as markets."

"places can be boost in quarters."

"places can be boost by demands."

"links can be boost in areas."

"links can be boost by things."

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Early 19th century (originally US, in boost (sense 2 of the verb)): of unknown origin.