boot, the n.
1. [late 19C+] ejection, dismissal, defeat in all cases, esp. when sudden and ruthless; thus get the boot, to be thrown out, both of a place or one’s employment; give someone the boot
2. [late 19C+] an act of kicking; in phr. give someone the boot
1. to dismiss from a job, to throw out; to end a relationship with.
2. (also ...the heel, ...the boots) to give someone a kicking; also fig. use.
[late 19C+] dismissal, rejection; usu. as get/give the order of the boot.
1. to kick someone during a fight; thus in with the boot, no holds barred.
2. (also sock a boot into) in fig. use.
1. [late 19C+] to give a kicking to; thus get the boots, to receive a kicking; also fig. use.
2. [late 19C+] to victimize, to treat harshly.
3. [1920s+] (also get the boots, put the boots on) to have sexual intercourse with; to rape.