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to boot

As well; additionally; besides. It's supposed to be really cold this weekend, and raining to boot, so I don't think we'll go ahead with our plans for a barbecue. I went to the store to get a new computer, but the sale was so good that I got a TV to boot!
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to boot

in addition. For graduation, I got a new suit and a coat to boot. She got an F on her term paper and flunked the final to boot.
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to boot

Besides, in addition. For example, It rained every day and it was cold to boot, or He said they'd lower the price of the car by $1,000 and throw in air conditioning to boot . This expression has nothing to do with footwear. Boot here is an archaic noun meaning "advantage," and in the idiom has been broadened to include anything additional, good or bad. [c. a.d. 1000]
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to boot

as well; in addition. informal
Boot here has nothing to do with footwear but comes from an Old English word meaning ‘good, profit, or advantage’. It survives for the most part only in this phrase and in bootless meaning ‘unavailing or profitless’.
1998 New Scientist It's an ideal first-year programming book, covering both Java and programming concepts clearly, with humour to boot.
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to ˈboot

(old-fashioned or humorous) in addition; as well: She has a big house, an expensive car, and a holiday villa in Italy to boot.
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to boot

mod. in addition. She got an F on her term paper and flunked the final to boot.
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to boot

In addition; besides: The new cruise ship was not only the biggest in the world, but the fastest to boot.
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