boot

boot
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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. footwear, shoe; Hessian boot; blucher, hip or jack boot; seven-league boot; brogan, buskin, chukka. See clothing. —v. t., slang, kick out, dismiss, give the boot. See ejection.
- to boot
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [High footwear, often of rubber]
Syn. overshoe, galosh, rubber, bootee, wader, hip-boot, laced boot, chukka boot, high shoe, jackboot, hiking boot, cowboy boot, climbing boot, riding boot, ski boot, combat boot, mukluk, gumshoe, Wellington, wellie*, waffle-stomper*; see also shoe .
2. [A kick]
Syn. drive, shove, knock; see kick 1 .
bet your boots*,
Syn. be certain, rely on it, trust in it; see trust 1 .
die with one's boots on*,
Syn. die in action, keep going, die fighting; see continue 1 , die 1 .
lick the boots of*,
Syn. fawn over, be a pawn for, be a lackey for, bootlick*; see grovel , obey 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
shoe, overshoe, footwear, clodhopper, *boondockers, *stompers.
WORD FIND
ankle-high boot worn horseback-riding: jodhpur
Eskimo boot made from hide: mukluk
hiking boot with ridged sole: wafflestomper
leather, above the knee in front, below the knee in back: Wellington
military: combat boot, jackboot
old fashioned woman’s boot laced up the front: granny
rubber/waterproof: galosh
tooled leather, square or pointed toes: cowboy boot
wading boot: hip boot, wader
western tooled leather: cowboy boot
white, calf-high, worn with mini skirt in the 1960s: go-go boot
work shoe, heavy: brogan
see shoe
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. Slang. To end the employment or service of: cashier, discharge, dismiss, drop, release, terminate. Informal: ax, fire, pink-slip. Slang: bounce, can, sack1. Idioms: give someone his or her walking papers, give someone the ax, give someone the gate, give someone the pink slip, let go, show someone the door. See KEEP. 2. Slang. To put out by force. Also used with out: bump, dismiss, eject, evict, expel, oust, throw out. Informal: chuck. Slang: bounce, kick out. Idioms: give someone the boot, give someone the heave-ho (or old heave-ho), send packing, show someone the door, throw out on one's ear. See KEEP.
V
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Slang. The act of dismissing or the condition of being dismissed from employment: discharge, dismissal, termination. Informal: ax. Slang: bounce, sack1. See KEEP. 2. Slang. The act of ejecting or the state of being ejected: dismissal, ejection, ejectment, eviction, expulsion, ouster. Slang: bounce. See KEEP. 3. Slang. A strong, pleasant feeling of excitement or stimulation: lift, thrill. Informal: wallop. Slang: bang, high, kick. See EXCITE.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb Archaic. To be an advantage to: advantage, avail, benefit, profit, serve. Idiom: stand someone in good stead. See HELP.

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