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boost up

To hoist someone or something up to a higher point. A noun or pronoun can be used between "boost" and "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.
See also: boost, up

signal boost

1. verb To share particular information online in order to raise awareness of it or expose it to a larger audience. Hey, will you signal boost our charity event this weekend? If you retweet those trolls, you're just signal boosting them, and that's exactly what they want.
2. noun An increase in the awareness or exposure of particular information online, typically achieved through the sharing of it by someone with a large following. Hey, if you could share our charity event, you could really give it a signal boost. Don't retweet those trolls—you're just going to give them the signal boost they're looking for.
See also: boost, signal
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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.
See also: boost, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


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.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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It is noted that the inductor voltage in the three-level boost dc/dc converter has three levels, which makes the three-level boosting dc/dc converter to have smaller inductor current ripple than the boost converter under the same switching frequency.
In the multi loop interleaved control combining the multi loop control and the interleaved PWM scheme was first proposed to control the three-level boosting PFC converter.
In a review some years ago [1], we highlighted this evolution of boosting from machine learning to statistical modelling.
Substantial methodological developments on statistical boosting algorithms throughout the last few years (e.g., stability selection [12]) and a growing community have opened the door to new model classes and frameworks (e.g., joint models [13] and functional data [14]), asking for an up-to-date review on the available extensions.
This is especially true in team matches where a team members practising reverse boosting causes the team to be outnumbered.
He expressed his willingness to ban anyone who hurts the multiplayer experience by resorting to "cheating, boosting, reverse boosting or being caught with toxic emblems in game." So if you have been resorting to sneaky tactics to improve your multiplayer game in "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare," be advised or you might get permanently banned.
She stressed the significant role of the NIHR in boosting and protecting the rights of citizens and residents, stressing the need for coordination and cooperation between the UNHCHR and the NIHR in order to boost and protect human rights.
For certain PIs such as tipranavir, lopinavir and darunavir, boosting with ritonavir is an obligatory requirement to achieve therapeutic levels.
Immigration can expand Japan's labor force quickly, boosting GDP growth, raising the ability of the workforce to sustain the aging population, and increasing tax intake, thus helping to cut the budget deficit.
The cell design helps to integrate the piece flow process, boosting efficiency.
Within yoga's ability to create well-being lies its ability to reduce excess weight through burning calories, boosting metabolism, and encouraging a healthy lifestyle.