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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Boost
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.

Etymology: Cf. Boast (v. i.)

noun Boost
A push from behind, as to one who is endeavoring to climb; help.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The act of giving hope or support to someone
  2. The act of giving a push ("he gave her a boost over the fence")
  3. An increase in cost
  4. Give a boost to; be beneficial to ("The tax cut will boost the economy")
  5. Increase or raise ("boost the voltage in an electrical circuit")
  6. Push or shove upward, as if from below or behind ("The singer had to be boosted onto the stage by a special contraption")
  7. Increase
  8. Contribute to the progress or growth of

The verb is first recorded 1815; the noun, 1825. Compare Scots boost (“to move; drive off; shoo away”), Scots bost, boast (“to threaten; scold”), Middle English boosten, bosten (“to threaten”), Norwegian busta, bausta (“to rush onward; make a noise”).

  1. A push from behind, as to one who is endeavoring to climb; help.
  2. (automotive engineering) A positive intake manifold pressure in cars with turbochargers or superchargers.

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Past life for Boost born Jan 20, 2018

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern China approximately on 1225. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.