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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbootboot1 /buːt/ ●●● S2 W3 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 SHOEDCCa type of shoe that covers your whole foot and the lower part of your leg → Wellington 🔊 hiking boots 🔊 a pair of boots → rubber boot2 TTC British English an enclosed space at the back of a car, used for carrying bags etc syn trunk American English 🔊 The new model has a bigger boot.3 → the boot4 → to boot5 → put the boot in6 → the boot is on the other foot7 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 syn wheel clamp British English8 → boots on the ground → be/get too big for your boots at big1(14), → lick somebody’s boots at lick1(7), → tough as old boots at tough1(2)COLLOCATIONStypes of bootsleather bootsHe bought some sturdy leather boots.wellington boots British English, rubber boots American English (=rubber boots that stop your feet and legs getting wet)The kids put on their rubber boots and went out in the rain.walking/hiking bootsIn the mountains you’ll need some strong walking boots.football/rugby/riding/ski bootsTake your muddy football boots off before you come inside.ankle boots (=only as high as your ankles)Ankle boots are fashionable again this autumn.long boots (=as high as your knees or thighs)I bought a pair of long leather boots.knee-high bootsShe looked fabulous in a mini-skirt and knee-high boots.phrasesa pair of bootsI really need a new pair of boots this winter.
Examples from the Corpus
boot• Boxes of shoes and boots filled the corners of the room.• The unit badge a pigeon wearing flying boots!• a pair of hiking boots• Amelia, in boots, breeks, and leather jacket is smiling into the distance.• Skintight jeans tucked into a pair of brown leather boots and a terrific figure.• I swung my boots up on to the bed and stretched out full length.• When they first made their appearance in this country, crag rats sported nailed boots and tweed plus-fours.• But the re-organisation means the boot is now on the other foot as far as money is concerned.• Wes followed me and watched as I opened the boot and laid Duke gently on top of my black working coat.