bootstrap bootstrap  /ˈbut ˌstræp/


  1. (n) a strap that is looped and sewn to the top of a boot for pulling it on
  2. (v) help oneself, often through improvised means


  1. The 76-year-old had spent the convention bemoaning the laziness of the country's Malay population, which he's tried to bootstrap into prosperity for two decades.
  2. Mahler's friends say that he stormed heaven; his enemies, that he was a frustrated bootstrap-lifter.
  3. Sawiris is no bootstrap entrepreneur.


  1. Yahoo completes blockbuster $1.1 billion Tumblr acquisition

    Tumblr CEO David Karp says that the acquisition gives his company the chance to be more "ambitious" than ever. Originally posted at Bootstrap
    on June 20, 2013     Source: CNET

  2. TripAdvisor gobbles up GateGuru for better flight, airport info

    The mobile platform GateGuru provides a wide range of information for travelers, including details on itineraries, airports, and rental cars. Originally posted at Bootstrap
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CNET

  3. Eyepartner Launches TikiLIVE v4.0 with Twitter Bootstrap Responsive Design

    MARATHON, Fla., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eyepartner has launched the latest version of its broadcasting platform, TikiLIVE v4.0,  built on Twitter Bootstrap technology. TikiLIVE is Eyepartner's flagship ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "This is a bootstrap argument that conflicts with the plain language of the statute and blatantly misconstrues the Supreme Court's recent holding," Waxman wrote. "EPA used the permit decision to enunciate a tortured new legal theory for why...
    on Sep 21, 2007 By: Henry Waxman Source: Salt Lake Tribune

  2. "There's a lot that has to be done to make it really comfortable and easy to spend small amounts of money online," Gates says. "Music is definitely one of the applications that's going to bootstrap that kind of consumer,...
    on Sep 2, 2004 By: Bill Gates Source:

  3. Winer writes, "ten years ago, a weblog named Scripting News appeared for the first time...... Today, it is the longest continuing running weblog on the Internet." "It helped bootstrap the blogging world. Many of the earliest weblogs were...
    on Apr 2, 2007 By: Dave Winer Source: All Headline News

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