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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Boost \Boost\ (b[=oo]st), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Boosted; p. pr. & vb. n. Boosting.] [Cf. Boast, v. i.] To lift or push from behind (one who is endeavoring to climb); to push up; hence, to assist in overcoming obstacles, or in making advancement. [Colloq. U. S.] [1913 Webster]