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boot·leg

 (bo͞ot′lĕg′)
v. boot·legged, boot·leg·ging, boot·legs
v.tr.
1. To make, sell, or transport (alcoholic liquor) for sale illegally.
2. To produce, distribute, or sell without permission or illegally: a clandestine outfit that bootlegs compact discs and tapes.
v.intr.
1. To engage in the bootlegging of alcoholic liquor or another product.
2. To attach a transmitter to a dish antenna, creating an uplink via which a signal is sent to a satellite without the knowledge of the satellite's owner.
3. Football To fake a hand-off, conceal the ball on the hip, and roll out in order to pass or especially to rush around the end. Used of a quarterback.
n.
1. A product, especially alcoholic liquor, that is illicitly produced, distributed, or sold.
2. The part of a boot above the instep.
3. Football A play in which the quarterback bootlegs.
adj.
Produced, sold, or transported illegally: bootleg gin; bootleg tapes.

[From a smuggler's practice of carrying liquor in the legs of boots.]

boot′leg′ger n.

bootleg

(ˈbuːtˌlɛɡ)
vb, -legs, -legging or -legged
to make, carry, or sell (illicit goods, esp alcohol)
n
1. something made or sold illicitly, such as alcohol during Prohibition in the US
2. an illegally made copy of a CD, tape, etc
adj
produced, distributed, or sold illicitly: bootleg whisky; bootleg tapes.
[C17: see boot1, leg; from the practice of smugglers of carrying bottles of liquor concealed in their boots]
ˈbootˌlegger n

boot•leg

(ˈbutˌlɛg)

n., v. -legged, -leg•ging,
adj. n.
1. alcoholic liquor unlawfully made, sold, or transported.
2. something made, reproduced, or sold unlawfully.
v.t.
3. to deal in (liquor or other goods) unlawfully.
v.i.
4. to make, transport, or sell something, esp. liquor, unlawfully or without registration or payment of taxes.
adj.
5. made, sold, or transported unlawfully.
6. unlawful or clandestine.
[1885–95, Amer.; so called from the practice of hiding a liquor bottle in the leg of one's boot]
boot′leg`ger, n.

bootleg


Past participle: bootlegged
Gerund: bootlegging

Imperative
bootleg
bootleg
Present
I bootleg
you bootleg
he/she/it bootlegs
we bootleg
you bootleg
they bootleg
Preterite
I bootlegged
you bootlegged
he/she/it bootlegged
we bootlegged
you bootlegged
they bootlegged
Present Continuous
I am bootlegging
you are bootlegging
he/she/it is bootlegging
we are bootlegging
you are bootlegging
they are bootlegging
Present Perfect
I have bootlegged
you have bootlegged
he/she/it has bootlegged
we have bootlegged
you have bootlegged
they have bootlegged
Past Continuous
I was bootlegging
you were bootlegging
he/she/it was bootlegging
we were bootlegging
you were bootlegging
they were bootlegging
Past Perfect
I had bootlegged
you had bootlegged
he/she/it had bootlegged
we had bootlegged
you had bootlegged
they had bootlegged
Future
I will bootleg
you will bootleg
he/she/it will bootleg
we will bootleg
you will bootleg
they will bootleg
Future Perfect
I will have bootlegged
you will have bootlegged
he/she/it will have bootlegged
we will have bootlegged
you will have bootlegged
they will have bootlegged
Future Continuous
I will be bootlegging
you will be bootlegging
he/she/it will be bootlegging
we will be bootlegging
you will be bootlegging
they will be bootlegging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bootlegging
you have been bootlegging
he/she/it has been bootlegging
we have been bootlegging
you have been bootlegging
they have been bootlegging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bootlegging
you will have been bootlegging
he/she/it will have been bootlegging
we will have been bootlegging
you will have been bootlegging
they will have been bootlegging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bootlegging
you had been bootlegging
he/she/it had been bootlegging
we had been bootlegging
you had been bootlegging
they had been bootlegging
Conditional
I would bootleg
you would bootleg
he/she/it would bootleg
we would bootleg
you would bootleg
they would bootleg
Past Conditional
I would have bootlegged
you would have bootlegged
he/she/it would have bootlegged
we would have bootlegged
you would have bootlegged
they would have bootlegged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bootleg - whiskey illegally distilled from a corn mashbootleg - whiskey illegally distilled from a corn mash
corn whiskey, corn whisky, corn - whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn
2.bootleg - the part of a boot above the instep
boot - footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg
covering - an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
Verb1.bootleg - sell illicit products such as drugs or alcohol; "They were bootlegging whiskey"
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
sell - exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; "He sold his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"
2.bootleg - produce or distribute illegally; "bootleg tapes of the diva's singing"
produce, create, make - create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries"
Adj.1.bootleg - distributed or sold illicitlybootleg - distributed or sold illicitly; "the black economy pays no taxes"
illegal - prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules; "an illegal chess move"

bootleg

bootleg

verb
To import or export secretly and illegally:
Idiom: run contraband.
Translations

bootleg

[ˈbuːtleg]
A. ADJ (= illicit) [alcohol] → de contrabando; [tape, edition] → pirata
B. N (Mus) → grabación f pirata
C. VIcontrabandear con licores
D. VT [+ tape, recording] → grabar y vender ilegalmente

bootleg

[ˈbuːtlɛg] adj [liquor] → de contrebande
bootleg record → enregistrement m pirate

bootleg

[ˈbuːtˌlɛg] adjdi contrabbando
bootleg recording → registrazione f pirata inv
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