you get a pedal, which boosts the volume and or gain for solos or whatever
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you're basically turning up the level/volume on the pedal so the signal that comes out of the pedal is louder/bigger than teh signal that went in. which in turn will drive the amp harder, making it distort more.

as opposed to using the pedal as a distortion generator, where all the distortion occurs within teh pedal.

in practice, though, there's often a fair bit of both going on.
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thx for the great explanations i had heard of boost with any dist
pedal but didnt know what it meant .