Learn how to say Booted correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word boot:
1a sturdy item of footwear covering the foot and ankle, and sometimes also the lower leg:
a pair of walking boots
a covering to protect the lower part of a horse’s leg.
historical an instrument of torture encasing and crushing the foot.
USshort for Denver boot.
2 informal a hard kick:
he got a boot in the stomach
3British an enclosed space at the back of a car for carrying luggage or other goods.
4 (also boot-up) [usually as modifier] the process of starting a computer and putting it into a state of readiness for operation:
a boot disk
1 [with object and adverbial of direction] kick (something) hard in a specified direction:
he ended up booting the ball into the stand
(boot someone off) informal force someone to leave a vehicle unceremoniously:
a guard booted two children off a train
(boot someone out) informal force someone to leave a place or job unceremoniously:
she had been booted out of school
2start (a computer) and put it into a state of readiness for operation:
the menu will be ready as soon as you boot up your computer
the system won’t boot from the original drive
[from bootstrap (sense 2 of the noun)]
3US place a wheel clamp on (an illegally parked car):
once a car is booted, the owner must pay all fines plus a fee to have the boot removed
the boot (or North American shoe) is on the other foot
the situation, in particular the holding of advantage, has reversed:
the reorganization means the boot is now on the other foot
boots and all
Australian/NZ informal with no holds barred; wholeheartedly:
Canberra’s cabbies go in boots and all for a fair deal
boots on the ground
informal ground troops who are on active service in a military operation:
they could have gone to their allies and got more boots on the ground
while he backs high-tech warfare, he also sees boots on the ground as essential
die with one’s boots on
die in battle or while actively occupied:
Bill had died with his boots on, caught by suction in a waste pipe
get the boot
informal be dismissed from one’s job.
give someone the boot
informal dismiss someone from their job:
the chairman denied he had been given the boot
informal an ugly or disliked old woman.
put the boot in (or into someone)
kick someone hard when they are on the ground:
they crash his bulk to the floor and put the boot in
treat someone vulnerable in a cruel way:
the move was just another way of putting the boot in
with one’s heart in one’s boots
in a state of great depression or trepidation:
I had to follow her with my heart in my boots
you (can) bet your boots
informal used to express absolute certainty:
you can bet your boots that the patrol has raised the alarm
boot1 (sense 1 of the noun), boot1 (sense 3 of the noun).
Middle English: from Old Norse bóti or its source, Old French bote, of unknown ultimate origin