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Noun: boot  boot
  1. Footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg
  2. A sudden pleasurable excitement
    "what a boot!";
    - bang, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kick
  3. Protective casing for something that resembles a leg
  4. An instrument of torture that is used to heat or crush the foot and leg
    - the boot, iron boot, iron heel
  5. A form of foot torture in which the feet are encased in iron and slowly crushed
  6. The act of delivering a blow with the foot
    "he gave the ball a powerful boot";
    - kick, kicking
  7. [Brit] Compartment in an automobile that carries luggage, shopping or tools
    "he put his golf bag in the boot";
    - luggage compartment, automobile trunk [N. Amer], trunk [N. Amer], dickey [Asia], dicky [Asia]
Verb: boot  boot
  1. Kick; give a boot to
  2. Cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes
    "boot your computer";
    - reboot, bring up

Derived forms: boots, booted, booting

See also: boot out

Type of: blow, case, casing, compartment, excitement, exhilaration, footgear, footwear, instrument of torture, kick, resuscitate, revive, shell, torture, torturing

Part of: auto, autocar [archaic], automobile, car, machine, motorcar

Encyclopedia: Boot, Cumbria