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Meaning of "put the boot in" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PUT THE BOOT IN

put the boot in play
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WHAT DOES PUT THE BOOT IN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of put the boot in in the English dictionary

The first definition of put the boot in in the dictionary is to kick a person, esp when he or she is already down. Other definition of put the boot in is to harass someone or aggravate a problem. Put the boot in is also to finish off with unnecessary brutality.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PUT THE BOOT IN

put that in your pipe and smoke it
put the bite on someone
put the cart before the horse
put the cat among the pigeons
put the clock back
put the fear of God into
put the finger on
put the frighteners on
put the hard word on
put the kibosh on
put the lid on
put the mockers on
put the moz on
put the nips in
put the question
put the record straight
put the wind up
put their heads together
put through
put to bed

WORDS THAT END LIKE PUT THE BOOT IN

cut in
fit in
get in
let in
look like something the cat brought in
opt in
put in
rub it in
set in
start in
take part in
want in

Synonyms and antonyms of put the boot in in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «put the boot in» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PUT THE BOOT IN

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Translator English - Chinese

把引导的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

poner la bota en
570 millions of speakers

English

put the boot in
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

में बूट डाल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وضع التمهيد في
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

поставить загрузку в
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

colocar a bota em
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মধ্যে বুট করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mettre la botte en
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Letakkan but
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

legte das Boot in
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ブートを入れる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

에서 부팅 을 넣어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sijine boot ing
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đặt khởi động trong
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

துவக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मध्ये बूट ठेवा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Bagajı koy
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mettere il boot
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

umieścić w boot
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

поставити завантаження в
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a pus cizma în
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θέσει το boot σε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sit die boot in
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lägga uppstarts i
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sette boot i
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of put the boot in

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PUT THE BOOT IN»

The term «put the boot in» is regularly used and occupies the 67.705 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PUT THE BOOT IN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about put the boot in

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PUT THE BOOT IN»

Discover the use of put the boot in in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to put the boot in and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Villains' Paradise: A History of Britain's Underworld
'I realized "Flossie" had put the boot in.' The boot - or in this case the pointed winkle-picker shoe - had been put in with great energy. When Forsyth was asked to explain why, he said simply, 'The fellow was struggling, so I kicked him in the ...
Donald Thomas, 2006
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The Chambers Dictionary
... get on by one's own efforts: put the boot in or put in the boot (colloq) to resort to physical or verbal bullying; to attack unfairly: to bring a situation to an end brutally ; the boot is on the other leg (obs) or toot responsibility (now) lies the other way.
Allied Chambers, 1998
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Untitled
Williams has been given the boot from the team.kickk 4 [C] informal a kick with the foot: He gave the ball a good boot. wheelk 5 [C] (also Denver boot) us a wheel clamp "idioms put the boot in informal 1 to kick someone when they are already ...
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Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary
wheelO 5 [C] (also Denver boot) us a wheel clamp ^idioms put the boot in informal 1 to kick someone when they are already on the ground 2 to make a bad situation worse, by criticizing or being unkind: After he lost his job, his wife put the boot ...
‎2008
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Advanced Learner's Dictionary
3 the boot (slang) • vb kick, put the boot in kick or act cruelly, the boot Is on the other foot the situation has been reversed. < Middle French bore. SEE PANEL bootee ('bu:ti:) n a soft, knitted shoe for a baby. booth (bu:6) n 1 a stall for selling or ...
Turton, 1998
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Chambers concise dictionary
boots and all Aust & NZ without reservation; all-out. put the boot in colloq 1 to kick viciously. 2 to be brutally unkind or vicious, the boot is on the other foot or leg colloq the situation is now the reverse of what it was before, especially as regards  ...
Ian Brookes, 2004
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Chabers 21st Century Dictionary
put the boot in colloa 1 to kick viciously. 2 to deliver further humiliation, hurt, torment, etc. • the boot is on the other foot or leg colloq the situation is now the reverse of what it was before, especially as regards advantage or responsibility, etc.
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The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional ...
Mum had definitely put the boot in for me there. — Mary Hooper, (megon)2. p. 146-147, 1999 ▻ the boot is on the other foot; the boot is on the other leg the balance of power or responsibility has shifted to the opposing party uk, js66 boot verb ...
Eric Partridge, Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor, 2006
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Skiing
The Combi's hinging is partially restricted, and this shows in our data, which put the boot in the more demanding half of our test group. It's extremely responsive in the mid-range and moderately stiff in both its normal working range and at the ...
10
Laughter in the Wind
Within seconds she returned, and he stood to put the boot in the slot and tried to work his foot out. It wasn't budging. “Maybe if I pulled on your boot it would help,” she offered. He sat back down on the bottom step and she grabbed hold of his ...
Joyce Wheeler, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PUT THE BOOT IN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term put the boot in is used in the context of the following news items.
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Warriors put the boot in
The Sunfoil Dolphins won the toss and put the Chevrolet Warriors in to bat in their Sunfoil Series match in East London on Thursday. But no one among the ... «SuperSport, Jan 15»
2
Manchester United plan to put the boot in... there will be no mercy …
It may be almost 25 years since Liverpool last won the league but only months since they blew their big chance to put things right. As Liverpool edged ahead of ... «Daily Mail, Dec 14»
3
X Factor Ben Haenow: Mel B prepared to put the boot in on other …
X Factor over-25s favourite Ben Haenow has revealed how Mel B is “prepared to put the boot in” to make sure one of her boys wins the show. Last week the van ... «Mirror.co.uk, Oct 14»
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Sketch: Salmond opponents put the boot in at FMQs
"Is there ever a better time?" Alex Salmond's opponents seemed to grin as they laced up their best stomping boots for FMQs today. «Herald Scotland, Oct 14»
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Scottish rugby legends put the boot in to Yes campaign
Scottish rugby legends put the boot in to Yes campaign. 13 September 2014 by Tim Pauling. 0 comments. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) ... «Aberdeen Press and Journal, Sep 14»
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Richard Herring: Twins? Don't put the boot in...
Well done to Charley Boorman for doing so well on the latest series of Celebrity MasterChef. Although, to be honest, I've been praying he gets knocked out right ... «Metro, Jul 14»
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Leviathan: the Cannes hit which absolutely definitely doesn't put the
Leviathan: the Cannes hit which absolutely definitely doesn't put the boot in to Putin. Andrey Zvyagintsev's new movie was hailed as a masterpiece at Cannes ... «The Guardian, May 14»
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Maxwell looks to put the boot in
Maxwell Looks To Put The Boot In. Maxwell looks to put the boot in. Last Updated: January 13 2014, 9:51 GMT. All-rounder Glenn Maxwell wants Australia to ... «Sportinglife.com, Jan 14»
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Ulster Rugby must put the boot in, says Paddy Jackson
"They're going to be looking to spoil the party for us and put right what happened last week, so we can't take anything for granted going into this game. We have ... «Belfast Telegraph, Dec 13»
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Joey Barton throws bottle and plants studs on groin area of former …
comments. Joey Barton has put the boot in on former Newcastle United team-mate Danny Guthrie. ... Joey Barton puts boot into old pal Danny Guthrie's groin ... «Daily Mail, Nov 13»

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