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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boot  \Boot\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Booted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Booting}.] 
  1.  To  profit;  to  advantage;  to  avail;  --  generally  followed 
  by  it  as  what  boots  it? 
 
  What  booteth  it  to  others  that  we  wish  them  well 
  and  do  nothing  for  them?  --Hooker. 
 
  What  subdued  To  change  like  this  a  mind  so  far 
  imbued  With  scorn  of  man,  it  little  boots  to  know 
  --Byron. 
 
  What  boots  to  us  your  victories?  --Southey. 
 
  2.  To  enrich;  to  benefit;  to  give  in  addition.  [Obs.] 
 
  And  I  will  boot  thee  with  what  gift  beside  Thy 
  modesty  can  beg.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boot  \Boot\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Booted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Booting}.] 
  1.  To  put  boots  on  esp.  for  riding. 
 
  Coated  and  booted  for  it  --B.  Jonson 
 
  2.  To  punish  by  kicking  with  a  booted  foot.  [U.  S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Booting  \Boot"ing\,  n. 
  Advantage;  gain;  gain  by  plunder;  booty.  [Obs.]  --Sir.  J. 
  Harrington. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Booting  \Boot"ing\,  n. 
  1.  A  kind  of  torture.  See  {Boot},  n.,  2. 
 
  2.  A  kicking,  as  with  a  booted  foot.  [U.  S.] 




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