verb (used with object)
- to start (a computer) by loading and initializing the operating system (often followed by up).
- to start (a program) by loading the first few instructions, which will then bring in the rest (often followed by up).
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for boot
- to die while actively engaged in one's work, profession, etc.
- to die fighting, especially in battle, or in some worthy cause.
Origin of boot1
Words nearby boot
Definition for boot (2 of 3)
- remedy; relief; help.
verb (used with or without object)
Definition for boot (3 of 3)
Example sentences from the Web for boot
Good thing your paracord laces do more than just hold your boots on your feet.This essential survival tool can save your life 10 different ways|By Tim MacWelch/Outdoor Life|September 15, 2020|Popular Science
Practical and tasteful, with a simple embossed logo that lends it a graphic personality to boot, the affordable vegan-leather bags have become a widely sought status symbol.Telfar’s move to make its sought-after bag available to everyone was smart business|Marc Bain|August 21, 2020|Quartz
I took that trip, I put hiking boots on for the first time, and I saw my first wild animal.3-D Printed Statues in Central Park Shine a Light on Women Scientists - Facts So Romantic|Mary Ellen Hannibal|August 18, 2020|Nautilus
That’s not as big as what you’d get on most hiking boots, but they provide enough traction to keep you stable on your feet.
Embedding posts with visuals such as videos, infographics, and photos might mean additional advantages to boot.SEO on a shoestring budget: What small business owners can do to win|Ali Faagba|June 4, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Season three was the strongest one the series has produced yet, to boot.15 Enraging Golden Globe TV Snubs and Surprises: Amy Poehler, 'Mad Men' & More|Kevin Fallon|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The rule is that every time a new writer enters the canon an old one has to get the boot.
He became as polarizing a figure as the war itself, court jester to Nixon and corporate shill to boot.
And he was less than a month from his third decade, to boot.
Acts of violence include death by hanging, rifle butt, boot heel, tank tracks and fireball.‘Fury’: A Ludicrous WWII Movie More Violent Than ‘Inglourious Basterds’|Nico Hines|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If I'm to keep dry on this concern, it strikes me I'd better get inside the boot at once!
"Hillary is inclined to talk—" began Lucas, but was silenced by a ferocious stamp of Frank's boot.The Prodigal Father|J. Storer Clouston
"The air is better than the mud," returned Hilda, holding up a boot, which had gathered part of the roadway to itself.Young Hilda at the Wars|Arthur Gleason
It is the custom on the coast to give all meals to travellers free, both men and dogs, and lodging to boot.A Labrador Doctor|Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
We let Albert-next-door be sub-editor, because he had hurt his foot with a nail in his boot that gathered.The Story of the Treasure Seekers|E. Nesbit
British Dictionary definitions for boot (1 of 2)
- to die while still active
- to die in battle
- to kick a person, esp when he or she is already down
- to harass someone or aggravate a problem
- to finish off (something) with unnecessary brutality
- (often foll by out) to eject forcibly
- to dismiss from employment
Word Origin for boot
British Dictionary definitions for boot (2 of 2)
verb (usually impersonal)
Word Origin for boot
Idioms and Phrases with boot
In addition to the idioms beginning with boot
- boot out
- boot up
- die with one's boots on
- get the ax (boot)
- kick (boot) out
- lick someone's boots
- pull oneself up (by the bootstraps)
- quake in one's boots
- to boot
- too big for one's breeches (boots)
- you can bet your ass (boots)
Also see undershoe.