bootleg

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bootleg

1. verb To produce a fake or unauthorized version or copy of something. I hope you don't still bootleg movies.
2. verb To sell such a fraudulent thing. Is it true that Tom's made a lot of money bootlegging?
3. noun A fake or unauthorized version or copy of something. This must be a bootleg—the quality is terrible.
4. adjective Describing such a fraudulent thing. This must be a bootleg copy—the quality is terrible.

bootleg

1. mod. unauthorized or illegal [copy or something]; illegally obtained. (see also buttlegging.) He crossed the state line to buy cigarettes and then returned by a back road with his bootleg smokes.
2. n. to sell unauthorized or illegal copies; to sell contraband. They arrested the guy for bootlegging current movies on DVDs.
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He said that the Customs Department foiled a bootleg liquor production syndicate two days ago, seizing several brands, namely Mandalay, Club 99, Grand Royal, Kapak and several others that were associated with the recent methanol poisoning deaths.
In 1996, the lost album resurfaced as a bootleg, albeit under the name Fairfield Sky.
To celebrate, we're giving one lucky reader the chance to win a Hofner Shorty guitar, a pair of meet-and-greet tickets to the concert and a Bootleg Beatles goody bag.Two runners up will also each win a pair of meet-and-greet tickets and a Bootleg Beatles goody bag.
A bootleg recording is an audio or video recording of a performance which is not offi-cially authorised by the artist or copyright holder.
SO I'D BEEN INVITED TO GO ON A BOOTLEG TOUR from Miami to LA for a week.
His claim to fame is that at the age of 16 he knocked on the door of Paul McCartney and the REAL Beatle even signed a bootleg album that David had with him.
While common usage has "pirates" producing "bootlegs," the Recording Industry Association of America makes a distinction: "A bootleg is where somebody takes a tape recorder to a live performance of a band and replicates that," says RIAA president and CEO Hilary Rosen.
The first four winners will each win a pounds 40 Bootleg voucher redeemable against any pair of shoes, a Bootleg hat and tin, a Bootleg digital watch and tin, a Bootleg bag and a Bootleg smash hits Westlife poster magazine.
It kind of sucks, because a kid might think it's the same thing and really like Baker, but end up buying a Bootleg 'cause he thinks it's the same company.
At a Cleveland Browns clinic in 1950, I was taught the original Buck Sweep Series by Paul Brown, who had his QB, Otto Graham, run a bootleg off it.
Once we established the "Lead" run, we also had great success with a bootleg pass.
The pair immediately went into their London studio when they arrived home and re- created the track as a bootleg single.
After both backs have cleared, the QB will give the ball to the tailback as deep as possible, then proceed to carry out a bootleg fake to the backside.
Over the past two seasons, we have been getting a lot of mileage out of a bootleg pass off both our inside isolation play [ILLUSTRATION FOR DIAGRAM 1 OMITTED] and our perimeter sweep [ILLUSTRATION FOR DIAGRAM 2 OMITTED].
The QB reversed out, handing deep as possible to the fullback, then faked a bootleg to the strongside (or sometimes faked a keep to the short side).