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Meaning of “boot” in the English Dictionary

"boot" in British English

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bootnoun

uk   us   /buːt/
  • boot noun (SHOE)

A1 [C] a ​type of ​shoe that ​covers the ​wholefoot and the ​lowerpart of the ​leg: walking boots riding boots

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  • boot noun (END)

the boot [S] informal the ​situation in which ​yourjob is taken away from you, usually because you have done something ​wrong or ​badly: She got the boot for ​stealingmoney from the ​cashregister. Williams has been given the boot from the ​team.
  • boot noun (WHEEL)

[C] US (also Denver boot, UK wheel clamp) a ​metaldeviceattached to the ​wheel of an ​illegallyparkedcar that will only be ​removed when the ​ownerpays an ​amount of ​money

bootverb

uk   us   /buːt/
(Definition of boot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"boot" in American English

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bootnoun [C]

 us   /but/
  • boot noun [C] (SHOE)

a ​type of ​shoe that ​covers the ​foot and the ​lowerleg: work boots cowboy boots
  • boot noun [C] (STORAGE SPACE)

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bootverb

 us   /but/
  • boot verb (MAKE READY)

[I/T] to ​cause a ​computer or a ​computerprogram to ​becomeready for use: [I] Before you can do anything, you have to boot up.
  • boot verb (KICK)

[T] to ​kick something: She booted the ​ball down the ​field.
(Definition of boot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"boot" in Business English

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bootverb [I or T]

uk   us   /buːt/ (also boot up)
IT when a ​computer boots or is booted, it ​loads its operatingsystem and ​startsworking: The PC should now boot from the ​CD-ROMdrive and the ​installation will begin. Boot up your ​computer and ​log onto your company's ​intranet.
(Definition of boot from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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