boots, booting, booted
1) N-COUNT Boots are shoes that cover your whole foot and the lower part of your leg.
See also wellington

He sat in a kitchen chair, reached down and pulled off his boots...

He was wearing riding pants, high boots, and spurs.

2) N-COUNT Boots are strong, heavy shoes which cover your ankle and which have thick soles. You wear them to protect your feet, for example when you are walking or taking part in sport.

The soldiers' boots resounded in the street...

Equip yourself with stout walking boots and sticks.

3) VERB If you boot something such as a ball, you kick it hard. [INFORMAL]

[V n adv/prep] He booted the ball 40 yards back up field...

[V n adv/prep] One guy booted the door down.

4) N-COUNT The boot of a car is a covered space at the back or front, in which you carry things such as luggage and shopping. [BRIT]

He opened the boot to put my bags in...

Harris got a rope from the car boot.

(in AM, use trunk)
5) VERB To boot a car means to fit a Denver boot to one of its wheels so that it cannot be driven away. [AM]

[V-ed] `If we're gettin' booted, we sure as hell ain't leavin' it for the locals. [Also V n]

(in BRIT, use clamp)
6) PHRASE: V inflects If you get the boot or are given the boot, you are told that you are not wanted any more, either in your job or by someone you are having a relationship with. [INFORMAL]

She was a disruptive influence, and after a year or two she got the boot...

His girl gave him the boot.

get the elbow, get the chop
7) PHRASE: V inflects If someone puts the boot in, they attack another person by saying something cruel, often when the person is already feeling weak or upset. [BRIT, INFORMAL]
8) PHRASE: cl/group PHR (emphasis) You can say to boot to emphasize that you have added something else to something or to a list of things that you have just said. [FORMAL]

He is making money and receiving free advertising to boot!...

They have to be thin, attractive and well-dressed to boot.

Phrasal Verbs:
into the bargain

English dictionary. 2008.


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