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Brag vs. Boost — What's the Difference?

Brag vs. Boost — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Brag and Boost

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Brag

Say something in a boastful manner
They were bragging about how easy it had been
He bragged that he was sure of victory

Boost

To raise or lift by pushing up from below.

Brag

A gambling card game which is a simplified form of poker
Games of pontoon, brag, and poker

Boost

To increase; raise
Boost prices.
Efforts to boost participation in the program.
Moved my wireless router away from obstructions in order to boost its signal.

Brag

A boastful statement
He was not the kind of man to make a brag
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Boost

To assist in further development or progress
A bill intended to boost local charities.

Brag

Excellent; first-rate
That was my brag heifer

Boost

To stir up enthusiasm for; promote vigorously
Boosted their school with rallies and fund drives.

Brag

To talk or write about oneself in a proud or self-impressed way.

Boost

(Slang) To steal or rob, especially by shoplifting or pickpocketing.

Brag

A boast or boasting; bragging; ostentatious pretence or self-glorification.

Boost

(Slang) To engage in stealing, especially shoplifting or pickpocketing.

Brag

The thing which is boasted of.

Boost

A push upward or ahead.

Brag

(by ellipsis) The card game three card brag.

Boost

An encouraging act or comment.

Brag

(intransitive) To boast; to talk with excessive pride about what one has, is able to do, or has done; often as an attempt to popularize oneself.

Boost

An increase
A big boost in salary.

Brag

(transitive) To boast of something.
To brag of one's exploits, courage, or money

Boost

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

Brag

Excellent; first-rate.

Boost

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

Brag

(archaic) Brisk; full of spirits; boasting; pretentious; conceited.
A woundy, brag young fellow

Boost

(physics) A coordinate transformation that changes velocity.

Brag

(obsolete) proudly; boastfully

Boost

(automotive engineering) A positive intake manifold pressure in cars with turbochargers or superchargers.

Brag

To talk about one's self, or things pertaining to one's self, in a manner intended to excite admiration, envy, or wonder; to talk boastfully; to boast; - often followed by of; as, to brag of one's exploits, courage, or money, or of the great things one intends to do.
Conceit, more rich in matter than in words,Brags of his substance, not of ornament.

Boost

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

Brag

To boast of.

Boost

To help or encourage (something) to increase or improve; to assist in overcoming obstacles.
This campaign will boost your chances of winning the election.

Brag

A boast or boasting; bragging; ostentatious pretense or self glorification.
Cæsar . . . made not here his bragOf "came," and "saw," and "overcame."

Boost

To steal.

Brag

The thing which is boasted of.
Beauty is Nature's brag.

Boost

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.

Brag

A game at cards similar to bluff.

Boost

To give a booster shot to.

Brag

Brisk; full of spirits; boasting; pretentious; conceited.
A brag young fellow.

Boost

To amplify; to signal boost.

Brag

Proudly; boastfully.

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.

Brag

An instance of boastful talk;
His brag is worse than his fight
Whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade

Boost

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

Brag

Show off

Boost

The act of giving hope or support to someone

Brag

Exceptionally good;
A boss hand at carpentry
His brag cornfield

Boost

An increase in cost;
They asked for a 10% rise in rates

Boost

The act of giving an upward push;
He gave her a boost over the fence

Boost

Increase;
The landlord hiked up the rents

Boost

Give a boost to; be beneficial to;
The tax cut will boost the economy

Boost

Contribute to the progress or growth of;
I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom

Boost

Increase or raise;
Boost the voltage in an electrical circuit

Boost

Push or shove upward, as if from below or behind;
The singer had to be boosted onto the stage by a special contraption

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