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

 

bootleg

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈbuːtleɡ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbuːtleɡ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bootleg
BrE BrE//ˈbuːtleɡ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbuːtleɡ//
 
he / she / it bootlegs
BrE BrE//ˈbuːtleɡz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbuːtleɡz//
 
past simple bootlegged
BrE BrE//ˈbuːtleɡd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbuːtleɡd//
 
past participle bootlegged
BrE BrE//ˈbuːtleɡd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbuːtleɡd//
 
-ing form bootlegging
BrE BrE//ˈbuːtleɡɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbuːtleɡɪŋ//
 
Committing crime
 
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(bootlegging, bootlegged) bootleg something to make or sell goods, especially alcohol, illegally See related entries: Committing crime Word Origin late 19th cent.: from the smugglers' practice of concealing bottles in their boots.

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