Definition of boot camp in English:

boot camp

Syllabification: boot camp

noun

chiefly North American
  • 1A military training camp for new recruits, with strict discipline.
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    • He just enlisted this past year, finished his boot camp and his training at Parris Island in South Carolina.
    • He even spent a couple of weeks at a military boot camp to prepare, braving extremes of weather from blistering heat to thunderstorms and a tornado.
    • Once the platoon graduated from formal boot camp, a squad was assigned to each troop.
  • 1.1A prison for youthful offenders, run on military lines.
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    • A total of 12 of the 107 interviews were conducted in institutions - 11 in local jails and one in the state boot camp.
    • He says his son has never stuck at anything and gave him just 48 hours in the TV boot camp.
    • But the point of the boot camp is that it would be tough and it might just put a stop to their behaviour.
  • 1.2A short, intensive, and rigorous course of training: a grueling, late-summer boot camp for would-be football players
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    • In one area, 30 new recruits sit through programming boot camp; down the hall, 25 even newer hires are filling out HR forms.
    • The competitors live together and endure a series of tasks in a highly accelerated modeling boot camp.
    • A local not-for-profit organization held its fourth annual "entrepreneurship boot camp" at St. Jerome's April 25 - 28.

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