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English definition of “boot”

boot

noun (END)    /buːt/
the boot [S] UK informal the situation in which your job is taken away from you, usually because you have done something wrong or badly: She got the boot for stealing money from the till. Williams has been given the boot from the team.Firing staff and being fired
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