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Definition of boot verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    boot

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//buːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//buːt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they boot
    BrE BrE//buːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//buːt//
     
    he / she / it boots
    BrE BrE//buːts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//buːts//
     
    past simple booted
    BrE BrE//ˈbuːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbuːtɪd//
     
    past participle booted
    BrE BrE//ˈbuːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbuːtɪd//
     
    -ing form booting
    BrE BrE//ˈbuːtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbuːtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive] boot something + adv./prep. to kick somebody/something hard with your foot He booted the ball clear of the goal.
  2. 2 [intransitive, transitive] boot (something) (up) (computing) to prepare a computer for use by loading its operating system; to be prepared in this way
  3. 3[transitive] be/get booted (North American English, informal) if you or your car is booted, a piece of equipment is fixed to the car’s wheel so that you cannot drive it away, usually because the car is illegally parked see also clamp
  4. Word Originverb Middle English: from Old Norse bóti or its source, Old French bote, of unknown ultimate origin. Phrasal Verbsboot somebodyout (of something)
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