Boost Boost (b[=oo]st), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Boosted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Boosting}.] [Cf. {Boast}, v. i.] 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.] [1913 Webster]

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  • boosted — adj pleased, proud. This slang usage, recorded among London students in 2001, may derive from phrases such as boost one s self esteem …   Contemporary slang

  • boosted — buːst n. push, shove; raising, lift; incentive, encouragement v. raise; push; urge …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Boosted Arcas — is the designation of an American sounding rocket. The Boosted Arcas consists of a starting stage of the type ARC booster or of the type MARC 42A1. The maximum height of the Boosted Arcas amounts to 50 km, the takeoff thrust 1,00 kN, the diameter …   Wikipedia

  • Boosted Arcas — ist die Bezeichnung einer amerikanischen Höhenforschungsrakete. Die Boosted Arcas besteht aus einer Startstufe vom Typ ARC Booster oder vom Typ MARC 42A1. Die Gipfelhöhe der Boosted Arcas beträgt 50 km, der Startschub 1,00 kN, der Durchmesser… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Boosted Dart — ist die Bezeichnung einer einstufigen US amerikanischen Höhenforschungsrakete, die auf der Loki Dart basiert. Die Boosted Dart hatte eine Länge von 3,30 m, einen Durchmesser von 10 cm und konnte Höhen von ca. 70 km erreichen. Der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Boosted Dart — is a United States single stage sounding rocket of the Loki family. Between 1966 and 1968, 39 of these rockets were launched by NASA. The Boosted Dart has a length of 3.30 metres, a diameter of 0.1 metres and a maximum flight altitude of 75… …   Wikipedia

  • Boosted fission weapon — A boosted fission weapon usually refers to a type of nuclear bomb that uses a small amount of fusion fuel to increase the rate, and thus yield, of a fission reaction. The neutrons released by the fusion reactions add to the neutrons released in… …   Wikipedia

  • boosted control — Flight controls of large, high performance aircraft actuated by hydraulic cylinders. Hydraulic fluid under pressure in the cylinders is directed by inputs provided by cockpit flight controls. Boosted control (power control) …   Aviation dictionary

  • boosted the morale — raised the spirits, was an inspiration, was heartening, was encouraging …   English contemporary dictionary

  • boosted fire — A fire wherein some inflammable substance other than that of which the building was constructed or which it contained contributed to its burning and spreading. State v. Lytle, 214 Minn. 171, 7 N.W.2d 305, 309. See arson …   Black's law dictionary

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