[n] the act of giving hope or support to someone
[n] the act of giving an upward push; "he gave her a boost over the fence"
[n] an increase in cost; "they asked for a 10% rise in rates"
[v] give a boost to; be beneficial to; "The tax cut will boost the economy"
[v] increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit"
[v] push or shove upward, as if from below or behind; "The singer had to be boosted onto the stage by a special contraption"
[v] increase; "The landlord hiked up the rents"
[v] contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
advance, advance, cost increase, encourage, encouragement, further, hike, hike, hike up, promote, rise, supercharge