0

Please help me understand the meaning of the phrase "boot down" in the following text from the description of the game "Bomb Chicken":

It can double as a barrier to keep enemies away, too. But these aren’t smart bombs – your payload is as deadly to you as anyone else. When the way you get around is also the biggest danger you face, exploring becomes thrillingly tense and tricky. But as long as you’re careful, you’ll never cry fowl – and there’s little more satisfying than mastering the ‘lay and punt’ technique, where you boot a freshly-fabricated bomb down a tunnel to clear it out, or at a distant switch to open a door.

I know that the lexical meaning of the word "boot" is "to kick"/ However, I am confused by the word "down"here.

Thank you for your time.

  • 1
    Down is just a preposition, indicating the direction in which the bomb was booted (kicked). In this case, down a tunnel. You knock on a door, walk down a hallway, and climb up some stairs. – Jason Bassford Apr 22 at 21:20
  • @JasonBassford My query is solved. Should I delete the question because you have given this information as a comment and not as an answer? I am asking this to ensure that I am not breaking norms here. – curious Apr 22 at 21:30
  • You can if you wish, or you can wait for somebody to give a proper answer with more detail than what I put into my comment. Were you confused by the addition of freshly-fabricated that distracted from the more direct boot a bomb down a tunnel, or the use of up instead of down (for instance)? Or something else? – Jason Bassford Apr 23 at 6:15

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.