Définition get/be given the boot | dictionnaire d’Anglais Cobuild pour apprenants

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boot

  
  ( boots    plural)   ( booting    present participle)   ( booted    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   Boots are shoes that cover your whole foot and the lower part of your leg.  
He sat in a kitchen chair, reached down and pulled off his boots..., He was wearing riding pants, high boots, and spurs.     
    wellington  
2       n-count   Boots are strong, heavy shoes which cover your ankle and which have thick soles. You wear them to protect your feet, for example when you are walking or taking part in sport.  
The soldiers' boots resounded in the street...     
3       verb   If you boot something such as a ball, you kick it hard.  
INFORMAL   He booted the ball 40 yards back up field...      V n adv/prep  
4       n-count   The boot of a car is a covered space at the back or front, in which you carry things such as luggage and shopping.  
  (BRIT)  
He opened the boot to put my bags in...     
in AM, use trunk     
5    If you get the boot or are given the boot, you are told that you are not wanted any more, either in your job or by someone you are having a relationship with.  
INFORMAL  
get/be given the boot             phrase   V inflects  
She was a disruptive influence, and after a year or two she got the boot...     
6    If someone puts the boot in, they attack another person by saying something cruel, often when the person is already feeling weak or upset.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL  
put the boot in      phrase   V inflects  
7    You can say to boot to emphasize that you have added something else to something or to a list of things that you have just said.  
FORMAL  
to boot      phrase   cl/group PHR     (emphasis)    (=into the bargain)  
He is making money and receiving free advertising to boot!      boot out      phrasal verb   If someone boots you outof a job, organization, or place, you are forced to leave it.  
INFORMAL  
(=kick out)  

Schools are booting out record numbers of unruly pupils.      V P n (not pron), Also V n P   boot up      phrasal verb   When you boot up a computer, you make it ready to use by putting in the instructions which it needs in order to start working.     (COMPUTING)  
I can boot up from a floppy disk, but that's all...      V P from/with n  
Go over to your PC and boot it up.      V n P  
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to get/be carried away, get, get by, grebe

Dictionnaire Collaboratif     Anglais pour Apprenants
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title given to the Emperor of Ethiopia
n.
name given to isolated or fictive places;
adj.
name given to the Great Lakes Storm of 1913
n.
informal name given to footwear items like socks, home foot covers or plastic foot covers used for hygienical reasons
n.
name given to the discomfort felt in the abdominal area in situations of stress or anxiety
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[Tech.]
exp.
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n.
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