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Definition 1: the act of delivering a blow with the foot - [noun denoting act]

Samples where boot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave the ball a powerful kick
  • the team's kicking was excellent

Synonyms for boot in the sense of this definition

(boot is a kind of ...) a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

"a blow on the head"

(... is a kind of boot ) (association football) a kick by the defending side after the attacking side sends the ball over the goal-line

(... is a kind of boot ) (rugby) an attempt to kick a goal

(... is a kind of boot ) (football) a kick in which the football is dropped from the hands and kicked before it touches the ground

"the punt traveled 50 yards" "punting is an important part of the game"

(... is a kind of boot ) (sports) a kick in which the ball is placed on the ground before kicking

(... is a kind of boot ) (football) kicking (as for a field goal) in which the football is dropped and kicked as it touches the ground

Definition 2: a form of foot torture in which the feet are encased in iron and slowly crushed - [noun denoting act]

(boot is a kind of ...) the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason

"it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession"

Definition 3: footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg - [noun denoting artifact]

(boot is a kind of ...) covering for a person's feet

(... is a kind of boot ) a boot without laces that is worn for riding horses; part of a riding habit

(... is a kind of boot ) a high boot made of rubber

(... is a kind of boot ) a boot reaching halfway up to the knee

(... is a kind of boot ) a very high boot; used especially for fishing

(... is a kind of boot ) (19th century) a man's high tasseled boot

(... is a kind of boot ) a boot with a high arch and fancy stitching; worn by American cowboys

(... is a kind of boot ) a stiff boot that is fastened to a ski with a ski binding

(boot is a part of ...) a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward

"cowboys know not to squat with their spurs on"

(boot is a part of ...) the forward tip of the upper of a shoe or boot that provides space and protection for the toes

"the toe box may be rounded or pointed"

(boot is a part of ...) a protective leather or steel cover for the toe of a boot or shoe, reinforcing or decorating it

(boot is a part of ...) the flap of material under the laces of a shoe or boot

(boot is a part of ...) a long lace for fastening boots

(boot is a part of ...) the outer sole of a shoe or boot that is the bottom of the shoe and makes contact with the ground

(boot is a part of ...) the part of a shoe or stocking that covers the arch of the foot

(boot is a part of ...) the inner sole of a shoe or boot where the foot rests

(boot is a part of ...) the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation

(boot is a part of ...) a small hole (usually round and finished around the edges) in cloth or leather for the passage of a cord or hook or bar

(boot is a part of ...) a piece of leather forming the back of a shoe or boot

"a counter may be used to stiffen the material around the heel and to give support to the foot"

(boot is a part of ...) the stitching that forms the rim of a shoe or boot

(boot is a part of ...) the part of a boot above the instep

(boot is a part of ...) piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot

"Uppers come in many styles"

Definition 4: compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where boot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he put his golf bag in the trunk

Synonyms for boot in the sense of this definition

(boot is a kind of ...) a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area

(... is part of boot) a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine

"he needs a car to get to work"

Definition 5: an instrument of torture that is used to heat or crush the foot and leg - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for boot in the sense of this definition

(boot is a kind of ...) an instrument of punishment designed and used to inflict torture on the condemned person

Definition 6: protective casing for something that resembles a leg - [noun denoting artifact]

(boot is a kind of ...) the housing or outer covering of something

"the clock has a walnut case"

Definition 7: the swift release of a store of affective force - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where boot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they got a great bang out of it
  • what a boot!
  • he got a quick rush from injecting heroin
  • he does it for kicks

Synonyms for boot in the sense of this definition

(boot is a kind of ...) the feeling of lively and cheerful joy

"he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed"

Definition 8: cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes - [verb of body]

Samples where boot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • boot your computer

Synonyms for boot in the sense of this definition

(boot is a kind of ...) cause to regain consciousness

"The doctors revived the comatose man"

Definition 9: kick; give a boot to - [verb of contact]

(boot is a kind of ...) strike with the foot

"The boy kicked the dog" "Kick the door down"

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