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. (strap for pulling on a boot) 拔靴带 bá xuē dài
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) ( 比喻) 让自己更上一层楼的工具 ràng zì jǐ gèng shàng yì céng lóu de gōng jù
( 比喻) 自力更生的，靠自己努力的
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 (cause to advance) 引导 yǐn dǎo : Commonly followed by into, out of, to 备注
The new manager bootstrapped the ailing company into making a profit.