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  Definition of bolt
  1. a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)
  2. the act of moving with great haste; "he made a dash for the door"
  3. a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener
  4. the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key
  5. a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech
  6. a roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length
  7. a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder
  8. make or roll into bolts; "bolt fabric"
  9. eat hastily without proper chewing; "Don''t bolt your food!"
  10. swallow hastily
  11. secure or lock with a bolt; "bolt the door"
  12. move or jump suddenly; "She bolted from her seat"
  13. leave suddenly and as if in a hurry; "The listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas"; "When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out"
  14. run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
  15. in a rigid manner; "the body was rigidly erect"; "ge sat bolt upright"
  16. directly; "he ran bang into the pole"; "ran slap into her"
Similar Words: dash, deadbolt, thunderbolt, bolt of lightning, gobble, run off, run out, bolt out, beetle off, abscond, absquatulate, decamp, go off, rigidly, stiffly, bang, slap, slapdash, smack

 

See Also: garbage down, gobble up, shovel in, bolt down

 

Hyponyms: carriage bolt, expansion bolt, kingbolt, kingpin, swivel pin, machine bolt, stove bolt, safety bolt, safety lock, levant

 

Pertainyms: rigid, stiff

 

Part Meronyms: nut and bolt, lock, rifle

 

Derivational Morphology: abscond, absquatulate, decamp, run off, go off, dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash, shoot, gobbler, deadbolt, abscondment, decampment, absconder

 

Anagrams: blot

 

 
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