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English definition of “boot”

boot

verb [I or T]
 
 
/buːt/ (also boot up)
IT when a computer boots or is booted, it loads its operating system and starts working: The PC should now boot from the CD-ROM drive and the installation will begin. Boot up your computer and log onto your company's intranet.
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