- v kick; give a boot to
- v cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes
- s wearing boots
- She says Friendster booted her five times.
- The Silicon Valley visionary who co-founded Apple in his father's garage in 1976, who launched the wildly successful Macintosh only to be booted by the corporate pinheads in 1985 .
- Even in grade school, Ernie could always run faster and throw harder and kick farther than anybody else who booted scuffed old footballs around the sooty playgrounds of Uniontown .
- KT Tunstall in BBC News
Ms Tunstall, 32, wrote on her website: "So, 1100 GMT on Christmas morning, the doorbell goes and it's Luke suited and booted. With all his bags. And a little box. Wrapped with a ribbon. He proposed."
- Thomas Jefferson in Salt Lake Tribune
Put another way, it tells us, as Jefferson wrote near the end of his life, "that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately by the grace of God."
- Dan Uggla in USA Today
I booted it,Uggla said. "I've got to make that play."