boost/ bust /

verb (used with object)
to lift or raise by pushing from behind or below.
to advance or aid by speaking well of; promote:
She always boosts her hometown.
to increase; raise:
to boost prices; to boost the horsepower of the car by 20 percent.

verb (used without object)
Slang. to engage in stealing, especially shoplifting.

an upward shove or raise; lift.
an increase; rise:
There’s been a tremendous boost in food prices.

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