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Noun: boot  boot
  1. Footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg
  2. Protective casing for something that resembles a leg
  3. An instrument of torture that is used to heat or crush the foot and leg
    - the boot, iron boot, iron heel
  4. A form of foot torture in which the feet are encased in iron and slowly crushed
  5. [informal] The act of delivering a blow with the foot
    "he gave the ball a powerful boot";
    - kick, kicking
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
  3. (computing) start a computer, reloading all software ready for use
    - boot up, bootstrap

Derived forms: boots, booting, booted

See also: oust

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

Encyclopedia: Boot, Leonard