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give somebody a boost (up)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgive somebody a boost (up)give somebody a boost (up)LIFTto lift someone so that they can reach a higher place If I give you a boost, could you reach the window? boost
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give somebody a boost (up)This will help to cut pollution and save energy and give a valuable boost to the housing market.Fishing industry lands a big boost Scarborough's fishing industry has been given a big boost thanks to shoals of scallops.His defeat gives a further boost to Mr Kinnock's already overriding executive majority.It gave her confidence a boost to know that she had spotted him, and it made her actions easy.Because the Saints gave an economic boost to the young state, Illinoisans at first greeted them congenially.He says the government's turnaround on interest and exchange rate policies should give an extra boost to Christmas trading too.Cally had been intimidated by the occasion and Jen wanted to give her a boost.This will give a further boost to the economy.
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