boot out(redirected from boots or an animal out)
A noun or pronoun can be used between "boot" and "out."
1. To force someone or something to leave a place, usually unceremoniously. Maria has to get up early tomorrow morning, so she booted us out before 9 PM. When dad got home from his business trip, he booted out the stray dog we'd taken in while he was away.
2. To expel someone from a group or organization. The company decided to boot out the CEO after his illegal activities came to light. They threatened to boot me out of college due to the allegations.
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boot someone or an animal outand kick someone or an animal out
1. Lit. to send or remove someone or an animal from a place forcefully, often by kicking. I kicked the cat out and then went to bed. Tom kicked out the dog.
2. Fig. to force someone or something to leave some place. We booted out the people who didn't belong there. The doorman booted the kid out.
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To force someone or something to leave a place or position: The principal booted the troublemaker out of the school. I booted the peddler out the door. The fan who threw a bottle at the umpire was booted out of the ballpark.
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boot someone out
tv. to throw someone out; to kick someone out. Are you going to boot me out?
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