A push from behind as to a person who is endeavoring to rise help
- To carry or push from behind one that is trying to rise to push up for this reason to help in conquering obstacles or perhaps in making development
- donate to the progress or development of
- push or shove upward, just as if from below or behind
- increase or raise
- give a boost to; be beneficial to
- the act of offering a push
- a rise in price
- the act of providing hope or assistance to somebody
- To raise or push from behind (a person who is trying to climb); to push-up; hence, to aid in beating hurdles, or in making advancement.
- A push from at the rear of, concerning a person who is trying to climb; help.
1815, literal and figurative, American English, of as yet not known source. Associated: Boosted; improving. As a noun by 1825.
(v. i.) To raise or press from behind (one that is trying to rise); to push up; hence, to aid in conquering obstacles, or in making development.
- (n.) A push from at the rear of, as to one who is endeavoring to rise; help.
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