Definition of bootlace in English:



  • A cord or leather strip for lacing boots.

    • ‘Fortunately for my well-being, she noticed the object entangled within my bootlaces.’
    • ‘To some he was solid, reliable, well-intentioned and a rugby man to the tips of his bootlaces.’
    • ‘They're pretty, I suppose, but have all the allure for me of a diamond-encrusted casserole dish, or gold-and-ruby bootlaces.’
    • ‘There's little subcutaneous fat there anymore, and that's a blessing, especially when it comes to tying bootlaces.’
    • ‘By the time Michael O'Loughlin first tied up his bootlaces at the SCG back in 1994, the landscape of Australian rules football for indigenous players had already began changing.’
    • ‘He was so obsessed with being perfect that as a child he not only washed his kit, but also ironed his bootlaces before matches.’
    • ‘One of the most tedious jobs I ever did at The Board was to look after the narrow fabrics industry: ribbons, bootlaces, elastics etc - not the most exhilarating of fields to work in.’
    • ‘He reaches down and starts untying her other bootlace and gently pulling her boots and socks off, massaging her feet and ankles as he does.’
    • ‘In his coupé he had loosened his bootlaces and waistbelt, removed his jacket.’
    • ‘He stayed there for 10 days, learning how the commandos live, dress and even the way they tie their bootlaces.’
    • ‘His lack of composure was obvious just a couple of minutes before half-time when he surged to the edge of the penalty area and, with two men in support, succeeded only in tangling himself in Craig Moore's bootlaces.’
    • ‘It hardly seemed appropriate to point out that the ‘foul’ leading up to the goal was merely a case of the Sunderland man falling over his own bootlaces.’
    • ‘The tagliatelle had been sitting under a hot lamp for so long that it looked like a mound of bleached bootlaces, only crispier.’
    • ‘She quickly fastened her bootlaces and then proceeded to roll up her sleeping bag, dusting off dirt and debris as she did so.’
    • ‘Brewster led the break from the halfway line, stretching out his right foot to cushion a difficult ball on his bootlaces.’
    • ‘I was thundering down the stairs, somehow managing not to trip on my untied bootlaces, when Joe intercepted me at the bottom.’
    • ‘She bent to make sure her tall orange bootlaces were tied.’
    • ‘He was born with the will to win, and any player who doesn't share that passion might as well not bother tying his bootlaces.’
    • ‘Alternatively, you can crouch down and either re-tie your bootlaces or search the pitch for four-leafed clovers.’
    • ‘The goal had come against the run of play and O'Neill was making the young full-back look as if he had his bootlaces tied together.’
    shoelace, shoestring, lacing, string, cord, thong, twine, tie
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