boost boost  /ˈbust/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of giving hope or support to someone
  2. (n) the act of giving a push
  3. (v) push or shove upward, as if from below or behind
  4. (n) an increase in cost
  5. (v) increase
  6. (v) give a boost to; be beneficial to
  7. (v) contribute to the progress or growth of
  8. (v) increase or raise

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The economic growth likely will reflect a boost from the highly successful clunkers program to boost car sales and other government stimulus efforts.
  2. Viewpoint: The court's recent ruling that lethal injection is legal will give a boost to one growing category of death-row inmates: those who volunteer to die.
  3. Washington warns that skyrocketing prices threaten a global recession that will hurt oil producers, but their capacity to boost supply to meet rising demand may be limited.

News

  1. Hasan trial brings Killeen economic boost

    Local businesses are already seeing a boost in business from the first wave of media arriving to cover the pre-trial hearings of accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Killeen Daily Herald

  2. Q10 could give BlackBerry a huge boost

    Shares of BlackBerry received another small boost on Friday following an upbeat report about the company’s latest smartphone. Maynard Um of Walls Fargo, per AllThingsD, claims that sales of the BlackBerry Q10 are better than expected and could help the company beat Wall Street’s expectations for the fiscal first quarter. The analyst noted that “channel checks” reveal that the Q10 is off to a ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: BGR News via Yahoo! News

  3. Boost Mobile Presents: Avoid The Junk Dunk (Commercial)

    Boost Mobile recently dropped a humorous promotion dubbed the 'Junk Dunk,' which every basketball wants to definitely avoid.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Baller Status

Quotes

  1. "Now, more American consumers will have the chance to purchase newer, more fuel efficient cars and the American economy will continue to get a much-needed boost," President Obama said in a statement.
    on Aug 6, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN

  2. "We expect they will use it to boost consumer spending and that will spur job creation as well," Bush said in Friday's statement.
    on Mar 8, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Xinhua

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