Inflections of ' ' ( bootstrap ): ( v ⇒ conjugate) bootstraps v 3rd person singular bootstrapping v pres p verb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." bootstrapped v past verb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." bootstrapped v past p verb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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bootstrap n noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. literal (strap for pulling on a boot) laarsriempje nw het
My cowboy boots have bootstraps but I don't use them.
bootstrap n noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (means of advance) middel nw het
weg nw de
I see this job as a bootstrap to a management position.
bootstrap [sth/sb] ⇒ vtr transitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, " Say something." "She found the cat." figurative, informal (make [sth], [sb] advance) klaarspelen overg. ww : Commonly followed by into, out of, to Opmerking