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English definition of “boot”

boot

noun [C]
 
 
/buːt/
SHOE A2 a strong shoe that covers your foot and part of your leg: a pair of boots Shoes and shoemaking
CAR UK (US trunk) B1 a closed space at the back of a car for storing things in The exterior of vehicles
get/be given the boot informal to be told that you must leave your jobFiring staff and being fired
→ See also car boot sale, too big for your boots
(Definition of boot noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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