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Boot

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A boot is a tall or strong shoe used so your foot won't get wet or get hurt. Some boots are held on with bootstraps or bootlaces. Some also have spats or gaiters to keep water out. Most have a very strong boot sole, the bottom part of a boot.

[edit] to "bootstrap"

People used to make a joke by saying "to lift yourself up by your own bootstraps". This is actually impossible. Now to bootstrap is an idiom meaning "to use something simpler to get something more complex to make itself work better." The word "boot" is also used to say how a computer starts.

[edit] "to boot"

To boot is an idiom meaning also. An example: "he had a beer, and a whiskey to boot." Meaning he had both, and the whiskey after the beer. This is probably related to the bootstrap idiom.

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