booted

booted
Ⅰ.
boot [1] NOUN 1) a sturdy item of footwear covering the foot and ankle, and sometimes the lower leg. 2) informal a hard kick. 3) Brit. a space at the back of a car for carrying luggage.
VERB 1) kick hard. 2) (boot out) informal force to leave. 3) start (a computer) and put it into a state of readiness for operation. [ORIGIN: from BOOTSTRAP(Cf. ↑bootstrap).]
the boot is on the other foot — Cf. ↑the boot is on the other foot
give (or get) the boot — Cf. ↑give the boot
old boot — Cf. ↑old boot
put the boot in — Cf. ↑put the boot in
with one's heart in one's boots — Cf. ↑with one's heart in one's boots
DERIVATIVES bootable adjective booted adjective.
ORIGIN Old Norse, or Old French bote.
Ⅱ.
boot [2] NOUN (in phrase to boot) as well.
ORIGIN Old English, «advantage, remedy».

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