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1boot/ˈbuːt/noun
pluralboots
1boot
/ˈbuːt/
noun
pluralboots
Learner's definition of BOOT  
[count] : a covering usually of leather or rubber for the entire foot and the lower part of the leg
— see picture at shoesee also bootedcowboy boothobnail bootski boot
[count] : a forceful kick with the foot
the boot informal : a sudden dismissal from a job
[count]British : the trunk of a car
[count]US 

as tough as old boots

— see 1tough

lick someone's boots

— see 1lick

the boot is on the other foot

— see 1foot

to boot

too big for your boots

— see 1big

to put the boot in

British, informal
: to treat someone in a cruel or critical way
: to kick someone again and again
— see also bossy-boots
2boot/ˈbuːt/verb
bootsbootedbooting
2boot
/ˈbuːt/
verb
bootsbootedbooting
Learner's definition of BOOT  
[+ object] : to kick (something) forcefully
informal [+ object] 
: to force (someone) to leave a place or situation— often + out
   b : to dismiss (someone) suddenly from a job
: to start a computer
[no object]
— often + up
[+ object]
— often + up
— see also reboot
[+ object]US : to lock a special device (called a Denver boot) onto one of the wheels of (a car) so that the car cannot be moved
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