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boost up

To hoist someone or something up to a higher point. A noun can be used between "boost" and "up" or after "up." I boosted up my daughter so that she could get a better view of the giraffes at the zoo. Boost me up so I can spy on them through the window! Boost up that box before it falls.
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boost someone up

to give someone a helpful lift up to something. She boosted me up so I could get into the window. They boosted up the child for a better view.
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1. tv. & in. to steal or shoplift something. (Underworld.) He specializes in boosting meat for resale.
2. tv. to praise or hype someone or something; to support someone or something. She is always boosting some cause.
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Patients received one or two priming doses of DNA (1 x 4 mg or 2x 2 mg) followed by two boosting doses of MVA (from 5 x 10(7)pfu to 1 x 10(9) pfu).
How can these players respond to regional turbo boosting market opportunities if the focus is on globalisation?
The simulations also indicate that BOC's CGM process delivers these benefits with improved efficiencies and significant NOx reduction, compared with conventional oxy-fuel boosting.
In his paper, Richardson will compare the results of the base air-fuel case against cases for conventional oxy-fuel boosting and CGM oxy-fuel boosting.