boot camp Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"boot camp" in British English

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boot campnoun [C or U]

uk   us  
US a ​place for ​trainingsoldiers: He was ​drafted and had to ​report to ​bootcamp three ​weekslater. a ​place that is ​similar to a ​place where ​soldiers are ​trained, where ​youngcriminals or ​people with ​behaviourproblems can ​spendtime: a ​bootcamp for ​troubledteens a ​type of ​physicaltraining that consists of many different ​types of ​exercise, often done ​outside: He ​runsmorningbootcamps in the ​localpark.
(Definition of boot camp from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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boot campnoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈbut ˌkæmp/
a ​place where new ​members of the US ​militaryreceivetheir first ​training
(Definition of boot camp from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “boot camp”
in Chinese (Simplified) 士兵训练营, 少年犯劳教营…
in Chinese (Traditional) 士兵訓練營, 少年犯勞教營…
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