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see synonyms of boot


1. boot

footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg

2. boot

British term for the luggage compartment in a car

3. bang, boot, charge, flush, kick, rush, thrill

the swift release of a store of affective force

Example Sentences:
'they got a great bang out of it'
'what a boot!'
'he got a quick rush from injecting heroin'
'he does it for kicks'

4. boot

protective casing for something that resembles a leg

5. boot, iron boot, iron heel, the boot

an instrument of torture that is used to heat or crush the foot and leg

6. boot

a form of foot torture in which the feet are encased in iron and slowly crushed

7. boot, kick, kicking

the act of delivering a blow with the foot

Example Sentences:
'he gave the ball a powerful kick'
'the team's kicking was excellent'


8. boot

kick; give a boot to

9. boot, bring up, reboot

cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes

Example Sentences:
'boot your computer'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of boot
a strong outer covering for the foot; shoe that extends above the ankle, often to the knee
See also chukka boot, top boot, Wellington boots, surgical boot
an enclosed compartment of a car for holding luggage, etc, usually at the rear
. US and Canadian name: trunk
a protective covering over a mechanical device, such as a rubber sheath protecting a coupling joining two shafts
4. US and Canadian
a rubber patch used to repair a puncture in a tyre
an instrument of torture used to crush the foot and lower leg
a protective covering for the lower leg of a horse
a kick
he gave the door a boot
8. British slang
an ugly person (esp in the phrase old boot)
9. US slang
a navy or marine recruit, esp one in training
10. computing short for bootstrap (sense 4a)
11.  bet one's boots
12.  boots and all
13.  die with one's boots on
14.  fill one's boots
15.  lick the boots of
16.  put the boot in
17.  the boot
18.  the boot is on the other foot
19.  too big for one's boots
20. (transitive)
(esp in football) to kick
21. (transitive)
to equip with boots
22. (transitive) informal
a. (often foll by out)
to eject forcibly
to dismiss from employment
23. Also: boot up
to start up the operating system of (a computer) or (of a computer) to begin operating
verb (usually impersonal)
1. archaic
to be of advantage or use to (a person)
what boots it to complain?
2. obsolete
an advantage
3. dialect
something given in addition, esp to equalize an exchange
a ten pound boot to settle the bargain
4.  to boot

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see synonyms of boot
a protective covering of leather, rubber, cloth, etc., for the foot and part or all of the leg
riding boot
an overshoe
a man's shoe reaching at least to the ankle
a boot-shaped instrument of torture for crushing the foot and leg
3.  British
the trunk of an automobile
a patch for the inner surface of an automobile tire to protect a break or weak spot in the casing
5.  US
Denver boot
a kick
b.  Informal
pleasurable excitement; thrill
7.  Computing
the starting or restarting of a computer
8.  US, Slang
a Navy or Marine recruit, esp. one in a training camp
verb transitive
to put boots on
to kick
11.  Informal
to put (a person) out of a place or job; dismiss
12.  US, Baseball
to make an error in fielding (a grounder)
13.  Horse Racing; Slang
to ride (a horse) in a race
14.  Computing
to start (a computer) and prepare for use by loading automatically (the operating system) into memory, as from a disk
often with up
verb intransitive
15.  Computing
to load, as from a disk, the operating system into the memory of a computer
usually with up
noun, verb transitive, verb intransitive
remedy; profit; benefit

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of boot
1. A durable covering for the foot and part or much of the leg, usually made of leather, fabric, plastic, or rubber.
2. A protective covering, especially a sheath to enclose the base of a floor-mounted gear shift lever in a car or truck.
3. Chiefly British An automobile trunk.
a. A kick.
b. Slang An unceremonious dismissal, as from a job. Used with the.
c. Slang A swift, pleasurable feeling; a thrill.
5. A Denver boot.
6. A marine or navy recruit in basic training.
7. Computers The process of starting or restarting a computer.
8. boots An instrument of torture, used to crush the foot and leg.
tr.v. boot·ed, boot·ing, boots
1. To put boots on.
2. To kick: booted the ball into the goal.
3. Slang To discharge unceremoniously. See Synonyms at dismiss.
4. Computers To start (a computer) by loading an operating system from a disk.
5. To disable (a vehicle) by attaching a Denver boot.
6. Baseball To misplay (a ground ball).
intr.v. boot·ed, boot·ing, boots
To be of help or advantage; avail.
1. Chiefly Southern & Midland US See lagniappe.
2. Archaic Advantage; avail.

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