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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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References in classic literature ?
And Polly eyed the new boots reproachfully, as they stood in the first position as if ready for the party.
Polly felt much comforted; but while she began to knit a pretty pair of white bed-socks, to be tied with rose-colored ribbons, for her mother, she thought some very sober thoughts upon the subject of temptation; and if any one had asked her just then what made her sigh, as if something lay heavy on her conscience, she would have answered, "Bronze boots.
And just as he is swallowing his last mouthful, winding his comforter round his throat, and tucking the ends into the breast of his coat, the horn sounds; boots looks in and says, "Tally-ho, sir;" and they hear the ring and the rattle of the four fast trotters and the town-made drag, as it dashes up to the Peacock.
Hostler, boots, and the Squire stand looking after them under the Peacock lamp.
But I was resolved to see for myself what new mystification was going on before I trusted Rosanna's boot in the Sergeant's hands.
He snatched the boot out of my hand, and set it in a footmark on the sand, bearing south from us as we stood, and pointing straight towards the rocky ledge called the South Spit.
When he had finished, he fell into his old attitude, and taking up the boot again, mused for some time.
Revived by soup, Twemlow discourses mildly of the Court Circular with Boots and Brewer.
Boots and Brewer regard this as a man to be cultivated; and Veneering is clear that he is a renumerative article.
The eleven boots is to be called at half-past eight and the shoe at nine.
She came in early this morning,' cried the girl, who was still leaning over the railing of the gallery, 'with a gentleman in a hackney-coach, and it's him as wants his boots, and you'd better do 'em, that's all about it.
She darted from the bed to fling herself at the feet of the king's procurator, but her leg was fast in the heavy block of oak and iron, and she sank down upon the boot, more crushed than a bee with a lump of lead on its wing.
Pierrat turned the handle of the screw-jack, the boot was contracted, and the unhappy girl uttered one of those horrible cries which have no orthography in any human language.
I will run the risk of the boot," Moody replied, in his quiet way.
This Boot was a lone house of public entertainment, situated in the fields at the back of the Foundling Hospital; a very solitary spot at that period, and quite deserted after dark.