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British English: /buːt/
American English: /but/

Translation of boot in French:


  • 1 (footwear)
    (for workman, soldier)
    climbing/hiking boot
    chaussure (f) de montagne/randonnée
    football/rugby boot (British English)
    chaussure (f) de football/rugby
    to put the boot in
    rouer quelqu'un de coups de pied
    y aller fort
    a boot up the backside
    un bon coup de pied au derrière
    (also figurative)
  • 3
    (dismissal) See examples: to get the boot
    se faire virer
    to give somebody the boot
    virer quelqu'un
  • 4
    (kick) to give something a boot
    donner un coup de pied dans quelque chose
  • 5 (American English) (Automobile) (wheel clamp)
    sabot (m) de Denver
  • 6 (American English) (puncture patch)
    rustine® (f)

transitive verb

  • 1
    envoyer un coup de pied à
    donner un coup de pied dans


as tough as old boots

dur comme la semelle (de facteur)

the boot is on the other foot

(British English)
les rôles sont renversés

to be/get too big for one's boots

(British English)
avoir/prendre la grosse tête

to boot

par dessus le marché

to lick somebody's boots

lécher les bottes à quelqu'un

you can bet your boots that …

je te parie tout ce que tu veux que …

Phrasal verbs

boot out

boot [somebody] out, boot out [somebody] (from club, institution)
(from company, house)

boot up

boot [something] up, boot up [something]
(computer, system)

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