- 1a strong shoe that covers the foot and ankle, and often the lower part of the leg hiking boots a pair of black leather boots see also cowboy boot, desert boot, rubber boot
- 2 [usually singular] (informal) a quick, hard kick He gave the ball a tremendous boot.
- 3 = Denver boot Idioms
nounjump to other results
to be told that you must leave your job or that a relationship you are having with someone is over He should have gotten the boot years ago.
be given the boot, get the boot (informal)jump to other results
to be/become too proud of yourself; to behave as if you are more important than you really are
be/get too big for your boots/britchesjump to other results
to show too much respect for someone in authority because you want to please them
lick somebody's boots (disapproving)jump to other results
used to add a comment to something that you have said He was a vegetarian, and a fussy one to boot.
to boot (old-fashioned or humorous)jump to other results