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     n 1: footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg
     2: compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or
        shopping or tools (`boot' is British usage) [syn: {luggage
        compartment}, automobile trunk, trunk]
     3: the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a
        great bang out of it"; "what a rush!"; "he does it for
        kicks" [syn: bang, charge, rush, flush, thrill,
     4: protective casing for something that resembles a leg
     5: an instrument of torture that is used to crush the foot and
        leg [syn: iron boot, iron heel]
     6: the act of delivering a blow with the foot; "he gave the
        ball a powerful kick"; "the team's kicking was excellent"
        [syn: kick, kicking]
     v 1: kick; give a boot to
     2: cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial
        processes; "boot your computer" [syn: reboot, bring up]