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boost

the amount by which the induction pressure of a supercharged internal-combustion engine exceeds that of the ambient pressure

boost

[büst]
(aerospace engineering)
An auxiliary means of propulsion such as by a booster.
To supercharge.
To launch or push along during a portion of a flight.
(electronics)
To augment in relative intensity, as to boost the bass response in an audio system.
(engineering)
To bring about a more potent explosion of the main charge of an explosive by using an additional charge to set it off.

boost

i. Any temporary augmentation of thrust or power given to a flying vehicle during takeoff, climb or other part of its flight, as with booster rocket or by means of RATO rocket-assisted takeoff (RATO).
ii. Excess pressure, over and above a datum (usually one bar), in the induction manifold of a piston engine. This may be positive or negative.
iii. To supercharge or turbocharge an engine.
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RockCorps, an organization harnessing the power of music to inspire volunteerism, and Boost Mobile, a wireless telecommunications brand dedicated to boosting the lives of today's youth, have partnered to continue the youth movement for social change.
RockCorps, an organization harnessing the power of music to inspire volunteerism, and Boost Mobile, a wireless telecommunications brand dedicated to boosting the lives of today's youth, announced today that they will once again partner this year to continue the youth movement for social change.
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