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noun [countable] [usually singular] boost pronunciation in British English /buːst/
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  1. 1
    an action or event that helps something to increase, improve, or become more successful
    The festival has been a major boost for the local economy.
    1. a.
      an increase in the amount of something
      boost in: They are calling for a boost in the minimum wage.
  2. 2
    something that helps you to feel more positive or more confident
    give someone a boost: Getting the job gave him a terrific boost.
    boost for: Victory tomorrow would be a much-needed boost for the national team.

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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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