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boot camp

noun [C] uk   us  
US a place for training soldiers a place for young criminals that is used instead of prison, and is similar to a place where soldiers are trained
Translations of “boot camp”
in Chinese (Traditional) 士兵訓練營, 少年犯勞教營…
in Chinese (Simplified) 士兵训练营, 少年犯劳教营…
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