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*boot

dismissal from employment or from a place that one is in. (*Typically: get ~; give someone ~.) I guess I wasn't dressed well enough to go in there. They gave me the boot. I'll work harder at my job today. I nearly got the boot yesterday.

boot

1. n. a thrill; a charge. I get a real boot out of my grandchildren.
2. tv. to dismiss or eject someone. I booted him myself.
3. n. a dismissal or ejection. I got the boot even though I had worked there for a decade.
4. tv. & in. to start the operating system of a computer. When I booted, all I got was a feep.
5. in. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. The kid booted and booted and will probably never smoke another cigar.
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By studying spectra of the star, Cameron and his collaborators teased out the portion of the light that may represent a reflection from the orbiting planet--less than a ten-thousandth of the total light from Tau Bootes.
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JAB's chairman & chief executive officer, Jefferson Adams Bootes, was quoted as saying, "We have been hampered with a series of delays with the first plant, however, we are confident of our success in ushering in the new millennium.
Planet hunters reported in mid-June that the back-and-forth motion of the star tau Bootes indicates that a body about 3.
One of the surprises of the last decade was the discovery of an enormous void -- a hole in the sky -- in the direction of the constellation Bootes.
Bootes has been named to direct Pfizer's operations in Japan, the company's largest business unit outside the United States.