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Definition 1: the part of a boot above the instep - [noun denoting artifact]

(bootleg is a kind of ...) an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

(... is part of bootleg) footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg

Definition 2: whiskey illegally distilled from a corn mash - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for bootleg in the sense of this definition

(bootleg is a kind of ...) whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn

Definition 3: produce or distribute illegally - [verb of creation]

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

  • bootleg tapes of the diva's singing

(bootleg is a kind of ...) create or manufacture a man-made product

"We produce more cars than we can sell" "The company has been making toys for two centuries"

Definition 4: sell illicit products such as drugs or alcohol - [verb of possession]

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

  • They were bootlegging whiskey

(bootleg is a kind of ...) exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent

"He sold his house in January" "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"

(bootleg belongs to category ...) (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act

"a long record of crimes"

Definition 5: distributed or sold illicitly - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • the black economy pays no taxes

Synonyms for bootleg in the sense of this definition

(bootleg is similar to ...) prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules

"an illegal chess move"

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