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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.
See also: boot, camp
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A veteran of tough state prisons, including New York's Sing Sing, Cal West can easily sum up the difference between other lock-ups and the boot camp he now helps to run.
Founded in 2004, OC Fitness Boot Camp is the original Orange County boot camp.
Lack of regulation and oversight, she adds, makes boot camps a potentially dangerous place for vulnerable teens.
With a boot camp, people are counting on me to show up,'' she said.
With the expanded program offering, Boot Camp Digital will be better able to service international global clients.
Andy Gilbert (centre) with staff from Thornton Hall Hotel at the new Smart Boot Camp |
Australian spin legend Shane Warne had sarcastically spelt out his misgivings about Australia's boot camp ahead of the 2006-2007 Ashes, organised by then-coach John Buchanan, in which former players Stuart MacGill and Michael Kasprowicz suffered serious injuries, although Australia went on to win the series 5-0.
All in all, HR Boot Camp is an enterprising venture, one that requires an individual to adapt to changes in a given environment, realize an individual's true potential and further the belief that with true conviction and commitment anything is possible.
This new intensive boot camp experience is the perfect training module for a busy professional IT that is looking to move forward and attain the expert level MCSE SQL Server 2012 certification in Business Intelligence," said Russell Sarder, CEO of NetCom Learning.
Personal trainer and fitness expert Phillip Noble will be running a fourweek indoor fitness and fat loss boot camp to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.
Huddersfield University is co-ordinating the annual Graduate Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, which aims to help would-be tycoons turn their business ideas into reality.
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But if you can't get to camp, they've just released their new book, New You Boot Camp.
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Lynne Chadburn, from Rhos on Sea, has taken part in a unique snoring boot camp in Birmingham which was organised by Helps Stop Snoring which make the UK's first natural remedy for the sleeping affliction.