"bolt" in the noun sense
1. thunderbolt, bolt, bolt of lightning
a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder
a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech
3. bolt, deadbolt
the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key
4. dash, bolt
the act of moving with great haste
"he made a dash for the door"
a roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length
a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener
a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)
"bolt" in the verb sense
move or jump suddenly
"She bolted from her seat"
secure or lock with a bolt
"bolt the door"
4. abscond, bolt, absquatulate, decamp, run off, go off, make off
run away usually includes taking something or somebody along
"The thief made off with our silver"
"the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe"
5. run off, run out, bolt, bolt out, beetle off
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"
6. gobble, bolt
eat hastily without proper chewing
"Don't bolt your food!"
make or roll into bolts
"bolt" in the adverb sense
1. rigidly, stiffly, bolt
in a rigid manner
"the body was rigidly erect"
"he sat bolt upright"
2. bang, slap, slapdash, smack, bolt
"he ran bang into the pole"
"ran slap into her"
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