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a strap that is looped and sewn to the top of a boot for pulling it on

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help oneself, often through improvised means

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Boot-strapping results when alpha particles, helium nuclei produced in the deuterium-tritium (DT) fusion process, deposit their energy in the DT fuel, rather than escaping.
After a year of boot-strapping, the company moved into a new office (pictured below) and has just announced that it will receive $100,000 in angel investment funding from the 2009 winners of the TechFellow Awards for high-tech entrepreneurs that's sponsored by TechCrunch and Founders Fund.
Against many odds, Megan succeeded in boot-strapping the Nancy Drew franchise into one of the top selling game series of all time, and without the involvement of a major game publisher.
And Power Brands Consulting has been involved in over 400 beverage projects for clients ranging from boot-strapping entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies.
Low Icc also allows for a boot-strapping topology on high-side drive which eliminates the need for an auxiliary power supply and provides smaller storage capacitance.