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boot camp

1. A camp where military recruits are rigorously trained in combat, physical fitness, military drills, etc. The military always sounded like a romantic career, but boot camp nearly killed me!
2. A training camp for juvenile offenders or troublesome adolescents modeled after military basic training, meant to instill socially acceptable values and behaviors through rigorous disciplinary, physical, and psychological exercises. Our son was out of control for several years, but after he came back from boot camp, it was like he was a whole new person.
3. Any training camp or course that teaches by means of an intensive and immersive environment. I hear that the computer programming boot camp is full-on, but that you'll come away from it with comprehensive skills in the field.
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With the support from our mentor and various experts, we asked ourselves questions that we had not previously thought about, said Sylvia Akotia, one of the entrepreneurs who participated in the bootcamp and won one of the seven awards of the pitching competition.
Members of Go |Commando Bootcamp and (below) Lesley Mallows
Girl |band Sweets at the NUCAS Bootcamp family fun day at Cobalt in aid of the Chronicle sunshine fund
Wearing the specs which are fast becoming a trademark and a white floral garland around her hat, the former student of Guisborough's Prior Pursglove College sings her heart out for the judges - even though she admits she got herself "in a right state" before her bootcamp performances.
APC's program includes a combination of plenary and bootcamp sessions featuring widely recognized multimedia industry leaders and gurus from around the world, workshops and demonstrations on topic-specific innovations and up-to-date best multimedia publishing practices.
Phil Harrison of North East BootCamp said: "The challenge is a great fundraising idea and we are delighted with the enthusiastic response from staff, it is great to meet all our neighbours on Cobalt.
One of the primary services The BootCamp provides is called FUNC.
Two fitness experts who run a popular North Wales personal training service have recently found success in tackling child obesity with kids bootcamps.
Bridal Bootcamp classes will be the perfect opportunity to meet top local vendors, share ideas and feel inspired.
Once you've been bitten by the Bootcamp bug you'll never look back
The term bootcamp conjures up images of army troops and sadistic drill sergeants but Matt insists his sessions are nothing like this.
But the Sunday Mirror can reveal the single mum then drummed up business as a pounds 160-an-hour escort while at the show's bootcamp stage in London.
Summary: The X Factor has scrapped plans to invite an audience to the bootcamp stage of the competition in the wake of Cheryl Cole's illness.