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boot camp

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Military
boot campˈboot camp noun [countable]  PMa training camp for people who have just joined the US army, navy, or Marine Corps
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boot campThe men I worked with called it academic boot camp.However, about 25 percent of those who finished boot camp have had problems while on parole.For Dunbar, 19, who cried during the ceremony, finishing boot camp was the high school graduation he missed.Corps officials say initiation into their ranks is difficult enough without mixing men and women in boot camp.Beetle Bailey will go through boot camp again and again, never to be promoted above private.
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