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boot1 British & World English

A sturdy item of footwear covering the foot and ankle, and sometimes also the lower leg

boot2 British & World English

As well; in addition

old boot British & World English

An ugly or disliked old woman

boot camp British & World English

A military training camp for new recruits, with very harsh discipline

boot-cut British & World English

(Of jeans or other trousers) flared very slightly below the knee, so as to be worn comfortably over boots

boot sale British & World English

short for car boot sale.

boot top British & World English

The part of the hull of a ship just above the waterline, typically marked by a line of contrasting colour

old boot in boot1 British & World English

An ugly or disliked old woman

half-boot British & World English

A boot that reaches up to the calf

moon boot British & World English

A warm, thickly padded boot with an outer surface of fabric or plastic

snow boot British & World English

A warm waterproof boot worn in the snow

top boot British & World English

A high boot with a broad band of a different material or colour at the top

Ugg boot British & World English

A type of soft sheepskin boot

hip boot British & World English

A waterproof boot that reaches the hip

knee boot British & World English

A boot that reaches to the knee

ankle boot British & World English

A boot that reaches to or just above the ankle

boot-faced British & World English

Having a grim or scowling expression

cowboy boot British & World English

A high-heeled boot of a style originally worn by cowboys, typically with a pointed toe and decorative stitching

desert boot British & World English

A lightweight boot with the upper made from suede

field boot British & World English

A close-fitting, knee-length military boot

rubber boot British & World English

A knee-length waterproof rubber or plastic boot

thigh boot British & World English

A boot that reaches to the thigh

boot-scooting British & World English

informal term for line dancing.

Chelsea boot British & World English

An elastic-sided boot, typically with a high heel

congress boot British & World English

A high boot with elastic sides

Russian boot British & World English

A boot that loosely encloses the wearer’s calf

Hessian boot British & World English

A high tasselled leather boot, originally worn by Hessian troops

get the boot British & World English

Be dismissed from one’s job

get the boot in boot1 British & World English

Be dismissed from one’s job

car boot sale British & World English

An outdoor sale at which people sell unwanted possessions, typically from the boots of their cars

put the boot in in boot1 British & World English

Treat someone vulnerable in a cruel way

put the boot in British & World English

Kick someone hard when they are on the ground

give someone the boot in boot1 British & World English

Dismiss someone from their job

give someone the boot British & World English

Dismiss someone from their job

boot someone off in boot1 British & World English

Force someone to leave a vehicle unceremoniously

boot someone out in boot1 British & World English

Force someone to leave a place or job unceremoniously

boot-up in boot1 British & World English

The process of starting a computer and putting it into a state of readiness for operation

reboot British & World English

(With reference to a computer system) boot or be booted again

bootboy British & World English

A rowdy or violent youth typically having close-cropped hair and wearing heavy boots

bootlick British & World English

Behave obsequiously towards someone in order to gain favour

gumboot British & World English

A long rubber boot; a wellington

Ugh boot in Ugg boot British & World English

A type of soft sheepskin boot

bootblack British & World English

A person employed to polish boots and shoes

bootmaker British & World English

A maker of boots and shoes

the boot is on the other foot British & World English

The situation, in particular the holding of advantage, has reversed

the boot is on the other foot in boot1 British & World English

The situation, in particular the holding of advantage, has reversed

bovver boots British & World English

Heavy laced boots extending to the mid-calf, typically worn by skinheads

bootlicker British & World English

An obsequious or servile person


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