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In the 'The Panic in Needle Park' movie, one of the actors tell someone the following on the phone:

No, man. I didn't boost any cat food from you.

What does it mean? It doesn't seem to be a very common expression either.

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up vote 13 down vote accepted

As cornbread ninja says, boost is to 'steal'. Cat food is, according to Urban Dictionary option 6 is 'crack cocaine'.

So, the overall meaning is:

No, man. I didn't steal any crack from you.

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To boost something means to steal it.

Slang . to engage in stealing, especially shoplifting.

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