Meaning of BOOST in English

BOOST

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a cash boost (= more money that is suddenly given to a project, business etc )

Conservation projects in the region are being given a cash boost of £40,000.

a confidence boost

They offered me the job immediately, which was a real confidence boost.

a morale booster/boost (= something that improves morale )

A letter from home was always a morale booster.

boost confidence (= make people have more confidence )

The government is keen to boost consumer confidence and spending.

boost exports (= increase them )

The measures should boost exports and create employment.

boost profits (= make them increase )

They aim to boost profits by slashing costs.

boost the economy (= make it stronger )

It is hoped that the Olympic Games will boost the country’s economy.

boost/bolster morale (= improve morale )

The wins have boosted team morale.

boosted...ego (= made her feel better about herself )

That promotion really boosted her ego .

boost/increase sb’s confidence (= make someone feel more confident )

One of my stories was published, which really boosted my confidence.

increase/boost demand

A very hard winter boosted the demand for natural gas.

raise/build (up)/boost sb’s self-esteem

Playing a sport can boost a girl’s self-esteem.

students’ sense of self-esteem

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

attempt

In an attempt to boost exports, the government increased incentives to companies setting up in export processing zones.

business

Does she reckon that an extra power station there will boost business ?

Most Republicans back free trade to boost business interests and the economy.

The government is betting this trend will boost business confidence, and thus investment and jobs.

campaign

And now Tony Newton's social security department is hoping a recent £7 million advertising campaign will boost that to 60 percent.

chance

This could boost the chances for an agreement, analysts said.

company

Shops and companies have also boosted the collections for lorryloads of clothes, blankets, medical equipment, toiletries and toys.

By snapping up smaller orders, the company is boosting its margins and share of orders, Ohori said.

Manufacturing companies there boosted output by 8 percent last year, and staff by 3.5 percent - almost 20,000 jobs.

The company has boosted annual sales to about $ 1 billion, primarily through acquisitions.

The new service helped the company boost pre-tax profits to £322.5m from £271.76m previously.

They include a credit for companies that boost the amount of research they do that expired for the 1995 tax year.

But whether that amounts to a positive incentive for companies to boost production and revive investment plans is open to doubt.

He said companies boosted their production near the border, since many already had a base there.

confidence

He wasn't strong enough to boost his own confidence .

With exports flagging, Thaksin wants to boost consumer confidence and spending.

Go for a new hairstyle too boost your confidence .

The cut in car tax and the increase in capital allowances will also help to boost confidence .

I observed the rehabilitation process for people after myocardial infarction and discovered the importance of boosting personal confidence .

What better to boost confidence ahead of the spring buying season.

An early success can boost morale, give confidence .

The government is betting this trend will boost business confidence , and thus investment and jobs.

dollar

A strong dollar boosts exporters' profits by allowing them to lower prices abroad, which makes them more competitive.

And in Tokyo Thursday, a strong dollar boosted the stock market by 3. 8 % in post-holiday trading.

earnings

Buybacks and profits retained by companies, rather than ploughed back by investors, may boost earnings per share.

To improve cash flow, Kmart eliminated its dividend, cut expenses and boosted earnings .

Last year's figures were boosted by strong foreign-exchange earnings and a £122 million write-back from third world debt provisions.

The move comes as the telephone company implements a plan to trim billions of dollars in expenses and to boost earnings .

Commission boosted these earnings , and during 1989 the lowest earning salesman achieved £5,500 basic plus £6,700 commission.

Narrowing profit margins have given developers little choice but to keep building and selling off property to boost sales support earnings .

One fundamental motive is the desire of big corporations to boost earnings .

economy

A successful conclusion would boost the world economy by £200 billion.

Wall Street wants Greenspan to take quick action to boost the flagging economy .

Alison Abbott International facilities said to boost national economy London.

Whoever wins, their plans to boost the economy will face political obstacles and will not have an instant effect.

There are those who argue that the signs of a recovery obviate any additional action by the administration to boost the economy .

Perhaps I would be the editor of the Flint Journal, boosting the local economy .

A productivity shake-up appears to be taking place that could boost the economy in the 1990s.

effort

In an effort to boost club funds, a small tent will soon be found on the far side of the ground.

But that law was repealed as part of a legislative effort to boost voter registration and participation.

Landowners are turning pasture into racetracks in an effort to boost flagging incomes.

Over the decades he has made sincere efforts to boost the visibility of blacks and gays.

More food was to be imported and there would be continuing efforts to boost exports.

It could lead to changes in the way biologists monitor the species, as well as efforts to boost the dwindling population.

In an effort to boost flagging confidence, Nimslo loaned cameras to the Fleet street city press.

Apple has also purchased Next Software in an effort to boost its own flagging development efforts.

ego

Why would anyone renounce their entire career just to boost their ego ?

This need for self-esteem can be carefully nurtured so that the horse will want to perform to boost its own ego even further.

It made them Feel big, boosted their egos .

export

In an attempt to boost exports , the government increased incentives to companies setting up in export processing zones.

That will lead them to seek weaker currencies to boost their exports , traders said.

A large real depreciation of the peso has also helped, boosting exports in 1995 by over 30 percent in dollar terms.

Do you have sufficient enterprises which are competitive on a world scale to boost your exports in this way?

More food was to be imported and there would be continuing efforts to boost exports .

The dogma of parity ruled out devaluation to boost exports .

Its training programme is boosted by a software export policy introduced by the government last year.

A$235 million would also go on measures to boost exports .

growth

But's like-for-like sales were boosted by sharp growth in wholesale sales to franchisees.

Smelting Co. rose on hope a rise in global gold prices will boost profit growth , traders said.

The chancellor's main aim was to boost growth as a way of fighting unemployment.

Housing and exports should boost growth by the second quarter of 1996, he said.

But in the long term increased productivity will boost investment and growth - and create new jobs.

The new technologies of the past five years may well have boosted growth in multi-factor productivity.

image

Children will be cannon fodder to boost a school's image .

It boosts their image , puffing them up like an inflatable bag of chips.

income

Landowners are turning pasture into racetracks in an effort to boost flagging incomes .

How may the tourists boost the incomes and employment of people in remote places?

That boosted his income last year by a mere £1,550, all of which he paid to charity.

It may be possible to boost your income rather than diminish your expenditure.

There is an urgent need for Arab states to boost their income .

industry

He laid the foundations by cutting one percent off interest rates, scrapping special car tax, and boosting the housing industry .

A major goal of the new format is to boost the stagnant photo industry .

Mr Lamont also announced measures to boost the car industry .

interest

Those involved in the experimental approach to athletics showed little interest in boosting performance.

Low interest rates boost bonds by making it cheaper to borrow funds in the money market and invest it in bonds.

Since higher interest rates boost the return on savings, these consumers benefit.

Last year, a sharp drop in interest rates boosted the value of a 30-year Treasury bond by more than 30 percent.

Hopes of a further interest rate cut boosted most other shares.

investment

Mr. Needham All the statutory agencies in Northern Ireland do whatever they can to boost investment .

The government said it will announce measures in the next three months aimed at boosting investment in stocks.

But in the long term increased productivity will boost investment and growth - and create new jobs.

Labour had pressed for a programme to boost jobs and investment .

But whether that amounts to a positive incentive for companies to boost production and revive investment plans is open to doubt.

market

Staff at the Chelsea Building Society, based in Cheltenham are confident that figure will be sufficient to boost the housing market .

And in Tokyo Thursday, a strong dollar boosted the stock market by 3. 8 % in post-holiday trading.

It has already boosted its market share by 0.2% last year, he noted.

The Fepaz consortium is expected to boost rail's market share from 1 % to 15 % following renovation of the line.

The cash will go to help keep businesses alive, save jobs and boost the crippled property market .

Chancellor Norman Lamont is being urged to boost the moribund housing market in his autumn statement on November 12.

measure

The measures , designed to boost the supply side of the economy, were announced in this year's Budget.

Another measure that could boost employment is the encouragement of small-scale business enterprises.

A$235 million would also go on measures to boost exports.

Mr Lamont also announced measures to boost the car industry.

Spokesman Neil Midgeley said quality improvement measures have boosted his company's performance enormously.

morale

Whether this boosted his morale or irked him is unclear.

Prior appears dedicated to boosting morale .

The early wickets that came Illingworth's way this season must have been particularly timely to boost the morale .

Competition boosts the pride and morale of public employees.

Much can be done in-house to boost morale .

Brown has said that such a move could boost worker morale and improve public relations.

Jean-Pierre Bemba, a 36-year-old rebel leader, was airlifted into town to boost morale .

The purpose of these tours was to boost morale and encourage a sense of identity amongst the company's 700,000 employees.

move

The Chancellor has made some substantial moves towards boosting the economy.

Brown has said that such a move could boost worker morale and improve public relations.

number

Eventually the committee agreed to defer a decision to see if the school could team up with neighbouring villages to boost numbers .

A guaranteed food supply will combine with a warner climate to boost their numbers .

The renovation forms part of an £80,000 cash package to help boost the numbers of visitors to the Rivington estate.

performance

A large wing-to-fuselage fillet was added which itself reportedly boosted the performance more than ten knots.

Sure, you will boost performance if you manage to pick a few hot stocks or some superstar mutual funds.

Those involved in the experimental approach to athletics showed little interest in boosting performance .

He wanted to boost their performance in school and help them find and hold jobs.

NetSecure integrates directly into the NetWare operating system to boost performance flexibility and security levels for the user.

Exactly how caffeine boosts physical performance is still not clear.

There's never been a better time to boost your performance .

The government and housing divisions were said to have yielded the lowest returns and action is promised to boost their performance .

plan

Whoever wins, their plans to boost the economy will face political obstacles and will not have an instant effect.

Ford Motor Co. is estimating production will decline 4 percent, while Chrysler Corp. plans to boost output 5 percent.

Now, everybody seems to have a plan to boost supply or save energy.

power

He swopped the stock exhaust for a titanium and carbon-fibre Muzzy system, which also boosted power .

The drop in inflation boosted purchasing power , he said.

By the 1890s, they had installed steam power in order to boost the power from the Frome.

A ram-air system running from intakes on the nose boosts the engine's power at speed.

The corporate-governance lobby reckons that the best way to bring this about is to boost the powers of non-executive directors.

In the past few days Mr Delors has signalled his determination to boost the executive powers held by Brussels.

price

Some sell newspapers, boosting the cover price slightly.

Increased exports were boosted by higher oil prices , which encouraged domestic investment, particularly in coal mining.

But new steel mills are starting up, which some analysts expect will boost supply and depress prices over the next year.

Suppose this competitive bidding up of price by buyers boosts the price of corn to $ 2.

Why not boost the price of his skateboards from $ 25 to $ 35?

Co. is expected to prey on the misfortunes of other retailers to boost its stock price , analysts said.

production

Introducing drought-tolerant varieties would help to boost production , said the Princess.

The higher concentration boosted crop production by 40 percent in cotton and by 10 percent in wheat.

The statutory minimum annual holiday of five weeks was cut by two days to boost production .

Another change in agricultural practice that has helped to boost food production has been the increased use of pesticides.

Even small increases in CO2 levels can boost biomass production significantly.

But whether that amounts to a positive incentive for companies to boost production and revive investment plans is open to doubt.

profit

Price cuts failed to boost sales so profit margins have been slashed.

Co. said strength in its trading and investment banking businesses boosted fourth-quarter profit 89 percent.

That enabled it to boost pre-tax profits to March 31 to £101.4m from £65.7m in the previous 12 months.

John Sculley hoped to boost short-term profits by pricing it at $ 2, 495.

Fashion retailer Next was on everybody's buy list as it boosted taxable profits threefold.

A strong dollar boosts exporters' profits by allowing them to lower prices abroad, which makes them more competitive.

Cost-cutting helped boost operating profits 78% to £904,000 in the six months to end October.

Lower rates make it cheaper for companies to borrow money, which can boost their profits and stock prices.

rate

Since higher interest rates boost the return on savings, these consumers benefit.

Low interest rates boost bonds by making it cheaper to borrow funds in the money market and invest it in bonds.

It works in such a way that lower interest rates may fail to boost credit and demand.

Hopes of a further interest rate cut boosted most other shares.

Last year, a sharp drop in interest rates boosted the value of a 30-year Treasury bond by more than 30 percent.

revenues

Crawford says Blue Heron officials insist a soundstage is sorely needed to boost film revenues here.

But two years ago the airlines, looking to boost revenues , capped the commission on round-trip domestic tickets at $ 50.

sale

Price cuts failed to boost sales so profit margins have been slashed.

Borland also will bundle some of its software with Microsoft products to help boost its sales .

Their ability to cut through the massive traffic jams the blockade caused also boosted sales .

The increase will result, in part, from a renovation program that boosted sales at refurbished stores, said Ramos.

But the company is hoping tougher tyre laws coming into force next month will boost sales .

He has already boosted the ticket sales .

Some of his staff even suggest the boss's remarks might boost sales .

This in turn would boost sales of system and application software that would provide the services need to work with these computers.

share

Buybacks and profits retained by companies, rather than ploughed back by investors, may boost earnings per share .

By snapping up smaller orders, the company is boosting its margins and share of orders, Ohori said.

This boosts the group's share price, making the next acquisition easier.

If approved, shareholders will boost a two share holding to five shares.

It has already boosted its market share by 0.2% last year, he noted.

Merger mania and speculation about a Boeing-McDonnell Douglas combination boosted the shares of aerospace and defense stocks.

The Fepaz consortium is expected to boost rail's market share from 1 % to 15 % following renovation of the line.

Human Genome Sciences gain boosted shares of other biotechnology companies, many of which are based in southern Maryland.

supply

Measures to boost supply are not particularly promising.

But new steel mills are starting up, which will boost supply .

It works by boosting the supply of serotonin a chemical produced naturally in the brain.

But new steel mills are starting up, which some analysts expect will boost supply and depress prices over the next year.

The measures, designed to boost the supply side of the economy, were announced in this year's Budget.

Now, everybody seems to have a plan to boost supply or save energy.

system

For instance, one medication, derived from bitter almonds, claims to boost the immune system .

This in turn would boost sales of system and application software that would provide the services need to work with these computers.

Elsewhere he considers everything from laughter's part in boosting the immune system to the role of laughter in speech evolution.

They are eager to try anything they hear will boost their immune system , vitality and libido.

Treatment was geared to boosting John's immune system which was being battered by various systemic fungi and intestinal parasites.

trade

But Tories have attacked the decision and say a golden opportunity to boost foreign trade links could have been lost.

Walesa's visit was also intended to boost bilateral trade and cultural exchanges.

Both of these will boost trade and increase our prosperity.

Having a stable exchange rate with our biggest trading partner-Euroland-will eliminate uncertainties and so boost trade further.

value

Most people who invest in PEPs prefer to have their income reinvested to boost the value of their investment.

Last year, a sharp drop in interest rates boosted the value of a 30-year Treasury bond by more than 30 percent.

■ VERB

aim

The budget aimed to boost spending on agriculture and industry.

The government said it will announce measures in the next three months aimed at boosting investment in stocks.

Our campaigns are not just aimed at boosting the Visitors Centre.

The Act aimed to boost the fairness of fines, and introduced means-related unit fines as a way of punishing young offenders.

design

In view of the official line that April's supplementary budget was designed to boost only domestic firms, this may be naive.

Snacks designed to boost your mood, rather than to assuage your appetite, will be everywhere on sale.

expect

A film version of J K Rowling's first novel is expected to boost sales.

But new steel mills are starting up, which some analysts expect will boost supply and depress prices over the next year.

The Fepaz consortium is expected to boost rail's market share from 1 % to 15 % following renovation of the line.

help

A large real depreciation of the peso has also helped , boosting exports in 1995 by over 30 percent in dollar terms.

Borland also will bundle some of its software with Microsoft products to help boost its sales.

Introducing drought-tolerant varieties would help to boost production, said the Princess.

Dreadful episodes like these have helped to boost Nader's challenge.

Another change in agricultural practice that has helped to boost food production has been the increased use of pesticides.

Lower rates usually make loans more attractive and help to boost car and truck sales.

Although such ploys help to boost banks' capital ratios, they do not bring in new cash.

That helped to boost operating revenue 8. 2 percent, to 221. 66 billion pesetas.

hope

Labour hopes the rally has boosted support.

John Sculley hoped to boost short-term profits by pricing it at $ 2, 495.

As a result, city official Masashiro Honda said Mikuni hopes to boost its tourism as a leading industry.

need

Levels of lighting on stairs and in corridors may need boosting .

Crawford says Blue Heron officials insist a soundstage is sorely needed to boost film revenues here.

First it needs to boost its efforts to get wind of military-useful technology at an early stage.

You do, however, need to boost the effect from time to time.

These entrepreneurs need to boost their own self-confidence and to feel that their business is associated with a successful enterprise.

Suggests that new incentives are needed to boost the rate of conversion activity.

seek

That will lead them to seek weaker currencies to boost their exports, traders said.

The filing comes as futures markets seek new products to boost slumping trading activity.

try

To sweeten the pill, the government will try to boost the flagging economy in various ways.

That finding suggests that hospitals trying to boost patient satisfaction must do more than merely decrease waiting times.

The company's next step is to try and boost its profile in an established market dominated by big-name players.

The regime tried to boost output with major irrigation projects.

We would alternate between trying to boost them up and giving them sermons.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Greater consumer access to the Internet has boosted electronic retailing.

I boosted the kid up so he could reach the branch.

Perhaps year-round education would boost student performance.

The goal is to boost business for Zegna merchandise.

The multi-million dollar ad campaign has failed to boost sales.

The plan was meant to boost agricultural production.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

About 36 percent of employers plan to boost hiring the rest of this year.

He wanted to boost their performance in school and help them find and hold jobs.

Jane Dee Hull promised in her state-of-the-state address to boost spending even higher this year.

Periodic applications of diluted fish emulsion will boost plant appearance, too.

Profits last year were boosted by £69m of interest savings from the £572m rights issue a year ago.

The interim dividend is being boosted by nearly half although the final payment is weightier.

This payment will boost their pension funds by an average of 20 per cent.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

big

Winning entente floral would have meant a big tourism boost for cheltenham - so what went wrong?

Not surprisingly, a slot in the Underground can be a big boost to the careers of unknown painters.

They still would have needed the boost that City could give them, but not so big a boost.

Today, with a big boost from the Warren Beatty film, Bugsy is remembered as a man whose vision was vindicated.

This year sees a big boost in bookings for superb meals served in the newly restored Pullman Cars.

And that's meant a big boost in trade for one of the few people in this country who makes them.

extra

This extra boost does not even significantly affect the braking at the other end.

Some experts believe that adrenaline provides the body with the extra boost it needs to make up for lost sleep.

He says the government's turnaround on interest and exchange rate policies should give an extra boost to Christmas trading too.

This was the extra boost I needed to clear the trap.

The thought of the delicious lunch gave me the extra boost I needed to reach the summit.

We gave chase using extra boost and climbing to height of 16000.

financial

But the potential financial boost is a double-edged sword.

further

This will give a further boost to the economy.

The stock received a further boost from analyst Michael Durante at McDonald&038;.

His defeat gives a further boost to Mr Kinnock's already overriding executive majority.

In a further boost , the rest of the Nomads squad are expected to re-sign shortly.

great

A League double over Pool would be a great boost in their fight to get away from the foot of the table.

We gave him the part in the end and I think it was a great boost for him.

Touch-of-a-button access to all the required information would be the greatest boost to efficiency since computers were invented.

healthy

Now members are hoping Geraldine's arrival could give the club's image a healthy boost .

The business leaders wanted the state to loosen its purse strings and give the schools' budgets a healthy boost .

huge

The move is expected to lead to a huge boost in the supply of diamonds.

It also privatized agricultural land, giving a huge boost to food production.

major

The ruling was a major boost for the federal Clean Air Act.

It's a major boost for the North West club who regard Coulter as one of their most famous sons.

massive

This transformation was attended by a massive boost in economic activity and employment.

But it's more than power the kit provides-it also offers a massive boost in torque.

I d have thought this is a massive boost for the lad, and thoroughly deserved too.

The ex-Warrington man, replacing Andy Gregory, had a massive confidence boost .

psychological

This not only altered the strategic military balance in favour of the rebels, it also gave them an important psychological boost .

But the deal gives Apple a psychological boost and some breathing room.

Riders may be separated only by seconds, but a good prologue ride is a valuable psychological boost .

significant

Last winter Commander Masood bought five Mi-17 transport helicopters, giving a significant boost to his armoury.

Bush got a significant boost in the final days before the recess from two votes in the House of Representatives.

It will mean a significant boost for Strathcarron and for the Tufting Department - their efforts will have doubled the effect.

Expansion of the entertainment industry has also provided a significant boost .

Last month the grounds for this case received a significant boost .

Inflation stays at 4 Inflation stayed at four point three percent last month bringing a significant boost to the economy.

tremendous

Breathtaking planetary aspects and movements will give your confidence and personal affairs a tremendous boost .

The physiotherapists, newcomers who had gotten a tremendous boost from Sister Kenny, championed physical therapy.

A win over rivals Charlton Athletic today would be a tremendous boost for a demanding ten-match April programme.

If Manchester wins, the whole of the North West's economy will enjoy a tremendous boost .

This provided a tremendous boost to the development of London's euro-dollar market.

welcome

The decision is a big blow to James but a welcome boost for Hooper.

President Clinton's visit gave the province a welcome boost .

Love Hurts, she admits, has given her a welcome boost .

The increase, to 109,373 from 101,107 last October, came as a welcome boost to the struggling industry.

She was so sensational to look at that Tom's own self-esteem took a welcome boost .

■ NOUN

cash

The rundown remains of Liverpool Castle a replica of King John's famous fortress have received a £40,000 cash boost .

Time allowed 00:19 Read in studio Anti-drugs projects in the region are being given a cash boost of around sixty-five thousand pounds.

Re-Solv's plans have received a cash boost from the Department of Trade and Industry and supermarket giant Sainsbury.

confidence

The team needed a confidence boost - and got one.

The ex-Warrington man, replacing Andy Gregory, had a massive confidence boost .

■ VERB

get

Bush got a significant boost in the final days before the recess from two votes in the House of Representatives.

The Clippers got a boost early from the return of Brian Williams, who missed four games with a strained left arch.

This scenario got another boost Friday morning.

The Commerce Department said incomes grew by 0.6 percent, while spending got a 0.7 percent boost .

The team owner gets a boost , too.

give

It might just give the game the boost it needs over there.

Cally had been intimidated by the occasion and Jen wanted to give her a boost .

But why do they give you a treble boost ?

Unilever shares were given a boost adding 7p to 1069p before slipping to close at 1064p.

And hopes weakened of a long-awaited cut in interest rates which would give a real boost to the Government's election prospects.

The market was given a boost by falling interest rates and growing competition by mortgage lenders.

He says the government's turnaround on interest and exchange rate policies should give an extra boost to Christmas trading too.

His defeat gives a further boost to Mr Kinnock's already overriding executive majority.

help

Major importers and exporters rely on the Cast Blue Box System to help boost productivity.

They also hope pragmatic derogation of the Climate Change Levy can help boost supplies to commercial and industrial customers.

Profits have helped boost the income of the cooperative's 1,075 members by nearly half.

To reach an accord, the government will likely have to devalue its currency, which would help boost exports.

The extra return from our range of interest-earning accounts can help your cashflow and boost profits.

He would prefer to help boost poor working families' incomes through tax breaks.

need

He needed a little boost to his ego and she was better than nothing.

They still would have needed the boost that City could give them, but not so big a boost.

After a gloomy summer of discouraging news, we all needed a boost .

The fast-food giant apparently needs a boost .

It the technology takes off, Polaroid could receive a much needed boost .

The team does need a boost , however, after finishing fourth and out of the medals four years ago in Barcelona.

Another 16 billion kronor in unspecified cuts will not be needed to further boost state finances, he added.

provide

So the Science Centres nearing completion in Glasgow and Dundee will provide an enormous boost to science teaching throughout the country.

Expansion of the entertainment industry has also provided a significant boost .

Talk of lower interest rates in the New Year provided the main boost to sentiment.

Besides, even in mature plantings, it's fun to provide a boost with some instant colour.

The summit already was providing a boost to Yeltsin at home.

It appears not to be input-specific but may provide a generalized boost to impulse traffic.

receive

High note: A scanner appeal has hit a high note after receiving a boost from Cleveland police.

In November 1993 the school district received an added boost when the Oregon Business Council selected it as a partner.

Earlier in the day, bonds received a boost as the central bank said it would buy government bonds outright.

The rundown remains of Liverpool Castle a replica of King John's famous fortress have received a £40,000 cash boost .

It the technology takes off, Polaroid could receive a much needed boost .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Some women may need an extra boost from vitamins.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Breathtaking planetary aspects and movements will give your confidence and personal affairs a tremendous boost .

Bush got a significant boost in the final days before the recess from two votes in the House of Representatives.

I thought the Menard motors were running with 55 inches of boost .

The Commerce Department said incomes grew by 0.6 percent, while spending got a 0.7 percent boost .

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