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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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