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for To boot
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Boot \Boot\ (b[=oo]t), n. [OE. bot, bote, advantage, amends,
cure, AS. b[=o]t; akin to Icel. b[=o]t, Sw. bot, Dan. bod,
Goth. b[=o]ta, D. boete, G. busse; prop., a making good or
better, from the root of E. better, adj. [root]255.]
1. Remedy; relief; amends; reparation; hence, one who brings
He gaf the sike man his boote. --Chaucer.
Thou art boot for many a bruise
And healest many a wound. --Sir W.
Next her Son, our soul's best boot. --Wordsworth.
2. That which is given to make an exchange equal, or to make
up for the deficiency of value in one of the things
I'll give you boot, I'll give you three for one.
3. Profit; gain; advantage; use. [Obs.]
Then talk no more of flight, it is no boot. --Shak.
To boot, in addition; over and above; besides; as a
compensation for the difference of value between things
Helen, to change, would give an eye to boot. --Shak.
A man's heaviness is refreshed long before he comes
to drunkenness, for when he arrives thither he hath
but changed his heaviness, and taken a crime to
boot. --Jer. Taylor.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adv 1: in addition, by way of addition; furthermore; "he serves
additionally as the CEO" [syn: additionally, to boot]
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