boost

[ boost ]
/ bust /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Slang. to engage in stealing, especially shoplifting.

noun

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Origin of boost

1805–15, Americanism; perhaps Scots dialect boose (variant of pouss push) + (hoi)st
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British Dictionary definitions for boost

boost
/ (buːst) /

noun

verb (tr)

Word Origin for boost

C19: of unknown origin
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Scientific definitions for boost

boost
[ bōōst ]

A linear map from one reference frame to another in which each coordinate is increased or decreased by an independent constant or linear function. A boost corresponds to a shift of the entire coordinate system without any rotation of its axes.
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