how to pronounce boot


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An example use of boot in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… magazine and a poet to boot pretty good …”

meanings of boot


  1. Initialism of Build-own-operate-transfer.
  2. That which is given to make an exchange equal, or to make up for the deficiency of value in one of the things exchanged; compensation; recompense.
  3. A place at the side of a coach, where attendants rode; also, a low outside place before and behind the body of the coach.
  4. A parking enforcement device used to immobilize a car until it can be towed or a fine is paid; a wheel clamp.
  5. The inflated flag leaf sheath of a wheat plant.
  6. A medicinal cure or remedy.
  7. Repair work; the act of fixing structures or buildings.
  8. A heavy shoe that covers part of the leg.
  9. The act or process of bootstrapping; the starting or re-starting of a computing device.
  10. A flexible cover of rubber or plastic, which may be preformed to a particular shape and used to protect a shaft, lever, switch, or opening from dust, dirt, moisture, etc.
  11. A torture device used on the feet or legs, such as a Spanish boot.
  12. Remedy, amends.
  13. The luggage storage compartment of a sedan or saloon car.
  14. A place for baggage at either end of an old-fashioned stagecoach.
  15. A linear amplifier used with CB radio.
  16. A kind of sports shoe worn by players of certain games such as cricket and football.
  17. A bootleg recording.
  18. Profit, plunder.
  19. A blow with the foot; a kick.
  20. Unattractive person, ugly woman (usually as "old boot").
  21. Profit; gain; advantage; use.
  22. A recently arrived recruit; a rookie.
  23. A rubber bladder on the leading edge of an aircraft's wing, which is inflated periodically to remove ice buildup. A deicing boot.
  24. A bobbled ball.
  25. The act or process of removing or firing someone (give someone the boot).
  26. A hard plastic case for a long firearm, typically moulded to the shape of the gun and intended for use in a vehicle.


  1. To vomit.
  2. To bootstrap; to start a system, e.g. a computer, by invoking its boot process or bootstrap.
  3. To kick.
  4. To apply corporal punishment (compare slippering).
  5. To benefit, to enrich; to give in addition.
  6. To disconnect forcibly; to eject from an online service, conversation, etc.
  7. To forcibly eject.
  8. To avail, benefit, profit.
  9. To put boots on, especially for riding.
  10. To shoot, to kill by gunfire.


  1. A surname​.

boot frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word boot occurs in english on average 15.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics boot can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that boot can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) transport and travel;

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