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Noun: the boot
  1. [informal] The termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
    - dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking, chuck [Brit, informal], the chop [Brit, informal], the axe [informal], severance, heave-ho [informal]
     
  2. An instrument of torture that is used to heat or crush the foot and leg
    - boot, iron boot, iron heel

Derived forms: the boots

Type of: conclusion, ending, instrument of torture, termination

Encyclopedia: The boot