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parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
bet your boots, boot up, to boot
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a covering for the foot and all or some of the leg, usu. made of leather or rubber and worn for protection.
These boots are warm and waterproof.
definition 2: a blow with the foot; kick.
When he turned around, she gave him a little boot to the backside.
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definition 3: (slang) a sudden dismissal (usu. prec. by "the").
My co-worker got the boot yesterday, so I'll be taking over some of his work.
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definition 4: (informal) a great pleasure.
I get a boot out of seeing the kids open their presents.
definition 5: (chiefly British) a large compartment in an automobile, usu. in the rear, for storing items such as luggage, parcels, and tools; trunk.
All this luggage will fit in the boot.
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phrase: bet your boots, to boot
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: boots, booting, booted
definition 1: to kick.
He booted the ball into the goal.
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definition 2: to put boots on.
definition 3: in computing, to start up (a computer or a program) by loading the operating system or providing the initial instructions (often fol. by "up").
When I tried to boot my computer this morning, nothing happened.
definition 4: (slang) to dismiss suddenly.
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chuck, fire
phrase: boot up
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: of a computer, to start up after an operating system has been loaded or after being provided with initial instructions (often fol. by "up")
I had to wait a moment for the computer to boot.
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