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English noun: boot

1. boot (artifact) footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg

Broader (hypernym)footgear, footwear

Narrower (hyponym)buskin, combat boot, cowboy boot, desert boot, gum boot, half boot, hessian, Hessian boot, hip boot, jackboot, riding boot, rubber boot, ski boot, thigh boot, top boot, Wellington, Wellington boot

Part holonymbootlace, bootleg, collar, counter, eyehole, eyelet, gad, heel, heel counter, innersole, insole, instep, outsole, shoe collar, spur, toe box, toecap, tongue, upper

2. boot (artifact) British term for the luggage compartment in a car

Broader (hypernym)automobile trunk, luggage compartment, trunk

Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

3. boot (feeling) the swift release of a store of affective force

SamplesThey got a great bang out of it.
What a boot!.
He got a quick rush from injecting heroin.
He does it for kicks.

Synonymsbang, charge, flush, kick, rush, thrill

Broader (hypernym)excitement, exhilaration

4. boot (artifact) protective casing for something that resembles a leg

Broader (hypernym)case, casing, shell

5. boot (artifact) an instrument of torture that is used to heat or crush the foot and leg

Synonymsiron boot, iron heel, the boot

Broader (hypernym)instrument of torture

6. boot (act) a form of foot torture in which the feet are encased in iron and slowly crushed

Broader (hypernym)torture, torturing

7. boot (act) the act of delivering a blow with the foot

SamplesHe gave the ball a powerful kick.
The team's kicking was excellent.

Synonymskick, kicking

Broader (hypernym)blow

Narrower (hyponym)dropkick, goal-kick, goal-kick, place kick, place-kicking, punt, punting

English verb: boot

1. boot (contact) kick; give a boot to

ExamplesThey want to boot the prisoners

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)kick

2. boot (body) cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes

SamplesBoot your computer.

Synonymsbring up, reboot

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)resuscitate, revive

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