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American English: /bust/
British English: /buːst/

Translation of boost in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (uplift) the results are a boost to her campaign
    los resultados son un incentivo or un espaldarazo para su campaña
    it was a tremendous boost to her confidence
    le dio mucha más confianza en sí misma
    to give a boost to something
    dar empuje a algo
    estimular algo
    the theater is to receive a $250,000 boost in subsidies
    el teatro recibirá una inyección de 250.000 dólares en ayudas oficiales
    Example sentences
    • It will be a great boost for the local economy and hopefully kick-start a wider regeneration of the area.
    • Council officials believe the draw of over 2,000, mainly young adults into the area will provide a major boost for the local economy.
    • The news is also a timely boost for the local economy.
  • 2 countable (lift, leg-up) (no plural) he gave me a boost over the wall/up onto the roof
    me dio impulso para saltar la tapia/para subir al tejado
    Example sentences
    • This time, Ian gave me a boost up, and I was climbing.
    • She gave me a boost up so I could crawl into it, being the smallest one of us.
    • You gave me a boost over the high fences.

transitive verb

  • (economy/production)
    to boost somebody's confidence
    darle más confianza en sí mismo a alguien
    she boosts her diet with vitamin pills
    complementa su dieta con vitaminas
    the TV show has boosted its audience
    el número de telespectadores del programa ha aumentado
    Example sentences
    • These will primarily be aimed at the old, young families and savers - but there will also be some measures to boost productivity and encourage entrepreneurship.
    • Political freedom, during the 1950s and 1960s, was about increased production, boosting agriculture and stimulating industry.
    • Instead he preferred state-sponsored measures that would boost trade and thereby encourage employers to employ.
    Example sentences
    • Therefore, one or more optical regenerators is spliced along the cable to boost the degraded light signals.
    • Still, this loss is tolerable, because the amplifier boosts the signal level enough to get it to the donor site.
    • As existing analogue transmitters are switched off region by region, the strength of the digital signal will be boosted.
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