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English adjective: bootleg

1. bootleg distributed or sold illicitly

SamplesThe black economy pays no taxes.

Synonymsblack, black-market, contraband, smuggled



English noun: bootleg

1. bootleg (food) whiskey illegally distilled from a corn mash

Synonymscorn liquor, moonshine

Broader (hypernym)corn, corn whiskey, corn whisky

2. bootleg (artifact) the part of a boot above the instep

Broader (hypernym)covering

Part meronymboot

English verb: bootleg

1. bootleg (possession) sell illicit products such as drugs or alcohol

SamplesThey were bootlegging whiskey.

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

Broader (hypernym)sell

Domain categorycrime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense

2. bootleg (creation) produce or distribute illegally

SamplesBootleg tapes of the diva's singing.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create, make, produce

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