boot

I UK [buːt] / US [but] noun [countable]
Word forms "boot":
singular boot plural boots
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1)
a) a type of shoe that covers all of your foot and part of your leg. You often wear boots to protect your feet and legs, for example from snow or rain
walking/hiking/riding/ski boots:

a new pair of ski boots

ankle/knee/thigh boots:

She wore black leather ankle boots.

b) British a type of shoe that you wear for a particular sport

football boots

2) British the covered space at the back of a car, used for carrying things in. The American word is trunk.

put/stick the boot inBritish

informal to criticize or unfairly attack someone who is already in a difficult position; British informal to kick someone hard, especially when they are on the ground


That's just like him to put the boot in when I'm down.

quake/shake in your bootshumorous to feel very afraid

They were shaking in their boots when they saw their opponents.

too big for his/her bootsBritish used for saying that someone thinks they are more important or powerful than they really are

I think he's getting too big for his boots.


II UK [buːt] / US [but] verb
Word forms "boot":
present tense I/you/we/they boot he/she/it boots present participle booting past tense booted past participle booted
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1) [transitive] informal to kick something or someone hard
boot something up/down/around/into etc:

He kept booting the ball into the crowd.

2) boot or boot up
[intransitive/transitive] computing if a computer boots, or if you boot it, it starts working and becomes ready to use

It'll take my laptop a couple of minutes to boot.

Phrasal verbs:

English dictionary. 2014.

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