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Boost vs. Burst

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  • Boost (noun)

    A push from behind, as to one who is endeavoring to climb.

  • Boost (noun)

    Something that helps, or adds power or effectiveness; assistance.

    "The controversy gave a boost to the author's sales."

  • Boost (noun)

    A positive intake manifold pressure in cars with turbochargers or superchargers.

  • Boost (verb)

    To lift or push from behind (one who is endeavoring to climb); to push up.

  • Boost (verb)

    To help or encourage (something) to increase or improve; to assist in overcoming obstacles.

    "This campaign will boost your chances of winning the election."

  • Boost (verb)

    To steal.

  • Boost (verb)

    To jump-start a vehicle by using cables to connect the battery in a running vehicle to the battery in a vehicle that won't start.

  • Boost (verb)

    To give a booster shot to.

  • Boost (verb)

    To amplify; to signal boost.

  • Burst (noun)

    An instance of, or the act of bursting.

    "The bursts of the bombs could be heard miles away."

  • Burst (noun)

    A sudden, often intense, expression, manifestation or display.

  • Burst (noun)

    A series of shots fired from an automatic firearm.

  • Burst (verb)

    To break from internal pressure.

    "I blew the balloon up too much, and it burst."

  • Burst (verb)

    To cause to break from internal pressure.

    "I burst the balloon when I blew it up too much."

  • Burst (verb)

    To cause to break by any means.

  • Burst (verb)

    To separate formfeed at perforation lines.

    "I printed the report on formfeed paper then burst the sheets."

  • Burst (verb)

    To enter or exit hurriedly and unexpectedly.

  • Burst (verb)

    To produce as an effect of bursting.

    "to burst a hole through the wall"

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • 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.

  • Boost (noun)

    A push from behind, as to one who is endeavoring to climb; help.

  • Burst (verb)

    To fly apart or in pieces; of break open; to yield to force or pressure, especially to a sudden and violent exertion of force, or to pressure from within; to explode; as, the boiler had burst; the buds will burst in spring.

  • Burst (verb)

    To exert force or pressure by which something is made suddenly to give way; to break through obstacles or limitations; hence, to appear suddenly and unexpectedly or unaccountably, or to depart in such manner; - usually with some qualifying adverb or preposition, as forth, out, away, into, upon, through, etc.

  • Burst

    To break or rend by violence, as by an overcharge or by strain or pressure, esp. from within; to force open suddenly; as, to burst a cannon; to burst a blood vessel; to burst open the doors.

  • Burst

    To break.

  • Burst

    To produce as an effect of bursting; as, to burst a hole through the wall.

  • Burst (noun)

    A sudden breaking forth; a violent rending; an explosion; as, a burst of thunder; a burst of applause; a burst of passion; a burst of inspiration.

  • Burst (noun)

    Any brief, violent exertion or effort; a spurt; as, a burst of speed.

  • Burst (noun)

    A sudden opening, as of landscape; a stretch; an expanse.

  • Burst (noun)

    A rupture or hernia; a breach.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Boost (noun)

    the act of giving hope or support to someone

  • Boost (noun)

    an increase in cost;

    "they asked for a 10% rise in rates"

  • Boost (noun)

    the act of giving an upward push;

    "he gave her a boost over the fence"

  • Boost (verb)

    increase;

    "The landlord hiked up the rents"

  • Boost (verb)

    give a boost to; be beneficial to;

    "The tax cut will boost the economy"

  • Boost (verb)

    contribute to the progress or growth of;

    "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

  • Boost (verb)

    increase or raise;

    "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit"

  • Boost (verb)

    push or shove upward, as if from below or behind;

    "The singer had to be boosted onto the stage by a special contraption"

  • Burst (noun)

    the act of exploding or bursting something;

    "the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"

    "the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft"

  • Burst (noun)

    rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms;

    "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"

  • Burst (noun)

    a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason);

    "a burst of applause"

    "a fit of housecleaning"

  • Burst (noun)

    a sudden violent happening;

    "an outburst of heavy rain"

    "a burst of lightning"

  • Burst (verb)

    break open or apart suddenly;

    "The bubble burst"

  • Burst (verb)

    force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up;

    "break into tears"

    "erupt in anger"

  • Burst (verb)

    burst outward, usually with noise;

    "The champagne bottle exploded"

  • Burst (verb)

    move suddenly, energetically, or violently;

    "He burst out of the house into the cool night"

  • Burst (verb)

    be in a state of movement or action;

    "The room abounded with screaming children"

    "The garden bristled with toddlers"

  • Burst (verb)

    emerge suddenly;

    "The sun burst into view"

  • Burst (verb)

    cause to burst;

    "The ice broke the pipe"

  • Burst (verb)

    break open or apart suddenly and forcefully;

    "The dam burst"

  • Burst (adjective)

    suddenly and violently broken open especially from internal pressure (`busted' is an informal term for `burst');

    "a burst balloon"

    "burst pipes"

    "burst seams"

    "a ruptured appendix"

    "a busted balloon"

Princeton's WordNet
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