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Definition of boot verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they boot
    he / she / it boots
    past simple booted
    -ing form booting
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  1. 1[transitive] boot something + adv./prep. to kick someone or something hard with your foot He booted the ball clear across the field.
  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 (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 Denver boot
  4. Phrasal Verbsboot somebodyout (of something)
synonym throw somebodyout (of…)
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: boot