fillip for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD (fɪlɪp)
Word forms: fillips
countable noun [usu sing]
If someone or something gives a fillip to an activity or person, they suddenly encourage or improve them. [written] [+ to/for] ⇒ The news gave a fillip to the telecommunications sector. ⇒ This will prove a much-needed fillip to racecourses and the racing industry in general.