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boot

 [bo̳t]
an encasement for the foot; a protective casing or sheath.
Gibney boot an adhesive tape support used in treatment of sprains and other painful conditions of the ankle, the tape being applied in a basket-weave fashion with strips placed alternately under the sole of the foot and around the back of the leg.
Unna's paste boot a dressing for varicose ulcers, consisting of a paste made from gelatin, zinc oxide, and glycerin, which is applied to the entire leg, then covered with a spiral bandage, this in turn being given a coat of the paste; the process is repeated until satisfactory rigidity is attained.

boot

(būt),
A boot-shaped appliance.
[M.E. bote, fr. O.Fr.]
Computers verb To load an operating system—e.g., Windows— into the computer’s RAM or main memory, after which the computer can run applications
Drug slang verb A regional term meaning to inject a drug
Medspeak noun See Pellagrous boot
Orthopaedics noun Unna boot

boot

Informatics verb To load the operating system–eg, Windows, OS X into the computer's RAM or main memory, after which the computer can run applications. See Random access memory.

boot

(būt)
A shoe, brace, or restrictive bandage used to protect and immobilize the foot and ankle.
[M.E. bote, fr. O.Fr.]
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Wilfred Bouma also refused to put the boot into Rangers.
BITTER Fed put the boot into pretty Tania, describing her as "repulsive, fake and plastic".
NEIL JENKINS put the boot into his old team-mates to kick more dust on their championship hopes.
But Ellis stepped up when required to put the boot into the Rhinos.
And she put the boot in with Radio 1 star Edith Bowman, below, before getting to grips with hunky singers Paolo Nutini and James Morrison.
Big Goran simply refuses to put the boot in now and it's no coincidence his conversion has signalled the champs' failure to make it out of the Champions League qualifiers and their slump to fifth in the league.
But Rupert Moon crossed for the visitors before Botica put the boot in, landing a vital penalty just four minutes from time to deny the Broadacre men.
The puppet put the boot in during Thursday's episode.
CSKA star Serghei Dadu last night put the boot into Rangers by claiming Azerbaijan minnows Baku are BETTER than them.
Blatter - whose FIFA presidential candidacy was backed by the FA - put the boot too into England's bid for the 2006 World Cup.
MICHAEL CHOPRA put the boot into Newcastle after claiming his former club have been a 'mess' for years.
RANGERS destroyed St Mirren's cup dream and then put the boot into the Hampden surface.