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verb boot pronunciation in British English /buːt/ 
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present tense
present participlebooting
past tensebooted
past participlebooted
  1. 1
    [transitive] informal to kick something or someone hard
    boot something up/down/around/into etc:

    He kept booting the ball into the crowd.

  2. 2



    boot up

    [intransitive/transitive] computing if a computer boots, or if you boot it, it starts working and becomes ready to use

    It'll take my laptop a couple of minutes to boot.

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