I. verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1801 transitive verb 1. to push or shove up from below 2. increase, raise <
plans to boost production
an extra holiday to boost morale
3. to promote the cause or interests of ; plug <
a campaign to boost the new fashions
4. to raise the voltage of or across (an electric circuit) 5. slang steal, shoplift intransitive verb slang shoplift Synonyms: see lift II. noun Date: 1801 1. a push upward 2. an act that brings help or encouragement ; assist 3. an increase in amount

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