Sense: 1-3, 5-7
|Origin:||bot 'advantage, profit, use'|
boot1 S2 W3 [countable]
a type of shoe that covers your whole foot and the lower part of your leg [↪ Wellington]:
a pair of boots
2TTC British English
an enclosed space at the back of a car, used for carrying bags etc [= trunk American English]
The new model has a bigger boot.
when someone is forced to leave their job [= the sack; ↪ dismiss]:
The chairman denied that he had been given the boot.
He should have got the boot years ago.
in addition to everything else you have mentioned:
She was a great sportswoman, and beautiful to boot.
5 British English informal
to criticize or be cruel to someone who is already in a bad situation
to attack someone by kicking them repeatedly, especially when they are on the ground
6 British English
used to say someone who has caused problems for other people in the past is now in a situation in which people are causing problems for them
7 American English
a metal object that the police attach to one of the wheels of an illegally parked car so that it cannot be moved [= wheel clamp British English]