Boot - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |buːt|  American pronunciation of the word boot
Brit.  |buːt|  British pronunciation of the word boot


- footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg
- compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools (syn: trunk)
- the swift release of a store of affective force (syn: bang, charge, flush, kick, rush, thrill)
what a boot!
- protective casing for something that resembles a leg
- an instrument of torture that is used to heat or crush the foot and leg
- a form of foot torture in which the feet are encased in iron and slowly crushed
- the act of delivering a blow with the foot (syn: kick)


- kick; give a boot to
- cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes (syn: bring up, reboot)
boot your computer

Extra examples

And I will boot you with this gift.

The new model has a bigger boot.

The goalkeeper booted the ball upfield.

If the great toe be struck off, let twenty shillings be paid him as boot.

It boots not to look backwards.

Boots it to you now, that the whole world loves you?

If you boot up your system without the keyboard being plugged in, you will see an error message.

Harry lost his job on Friday. His work was so poor that he got the boot.

What boots it which prevails? authoritarian coach who runs football practice like it's boot camp...

Put your bags, cases or whatnot in the boot.

The chairman denied that he had been given the boot.

He should have got the boot years ago.

She was a great sportswoman, and beautiful to boot.

The lining of the boot molds itself to the shape of your foot.

Phrasal verbs

boot out  — remove from a position or office

Word forms

I/you/we/they: boot
he/she/it: boots
present participle: booting
past tense: booted
past participle: booted
singular: boot
plural: boots
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