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boot camp

n.
1. A training camp for military recruits.
2. A correctional method, usually applied to youthful offenders, that employs strict disciplinary techniques and rigorous physical training analogous to those used with military recruits.
3. An intensive training program, as for improving one's physical fitness or skills in a particular subject area.

boot camp

n
1. slang US a basic training camp for new recruits to the US Navy or Marine Corps
2. (Sociology) a centre for juvenile offenders, with a strict disciplinary regime, hard physical exercise, and community labour programmes

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n.
a camp for training U.S. Navy or Marine recruits.
[1940–45, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boot camp - camp for training military recruitsboot camp - camp for training military recruits
bivouac, camp, cantonment, encampment - temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; "wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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New army recruits, who checked into boot camps some three weeks ago, were sworn in on Friday in the presence of state officials and their families.
It is being organised in cooperation with Oasis 500, which is recognised globally for conducting specialised training boot camps for budding entrepreneurs.
Sydney, Oct 22 ( ANI ): Boot camps are reportedly still a 'quandary' being pondered by sporting coaches all over the world, especially cricket, even though England's cricket team is about to take part in a brief boot camp before embarking on its Ashes journey.
Fitness Boot Camps is determined to help his home state fight against obesity.
The 10-year data revealed that correctional boot camps might produce small relative but not significant overall reductions in prison populations.
These seminars, sometimes called boot camps because of their avowed level of intensity, typically run over two days and feature high-powered speakers and topics.
Governor Bill Janklow, Republican of South Dakota, who recently called juvenile inmates "scum," defends boot camps by telling the story of how he was a "wild youth" until joining the U.
CHICAGO -- The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), a global membership organization that provides resources to help Oracle data management solutions users enhance the benefits they receive from Oracle technology, announced details about its popular Boot Camps for attendees at COLLABORATE 12, happening April 22-26, 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
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Supporters of state-run boot camps say that they are more productive than confining youths in prison.
boot camps were based on the philosophy of imposing a highly structured environment on adults or juveniles so they can make better decisions when they are released.
Repeated daily in scores of juvenile and adult camps across the nation, the scared-senseless scene is what comes to mind when most people think of boot camps.