the boot

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the boot

informal
:a sudden dismissal from a job
  • He got the boot for talking to the press about company secrets.

Word by Word Definitions

boot play
  1. : deliverance

  2. : something to equalize a trade

  3. : avail

  1. : avail, profit

  1. : a fitted covering (as of leather or rubber) for the foot and usually reaching above the ankle

  2. : an instrument of torture used to crush the leg and foot

  3. : something that resembles or is likened to a boot

  1. : to put boots on

  2. : kick

  3. : to eject or discharge summarily

  1. : booty, plunder


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