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bolt - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bolt

Definition
(noun) a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder
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(noun) a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech
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(noun) the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key
Synonyms : deadbolt

Definition
(noun) the act of moving with great haste
Synonyms : dash
Example Sentence
  • he made a dash for the door

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(noun) a roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length
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(noun) a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener
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(noun) a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)
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(verb) move or jump suddenly
Example Sentence
  • She bolted from her seat

Definition
(verb) secure or lock with a bolt
Example Sentence
  • bolt the door

Definition
(verb) swallow hastily
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(verb) run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
Example Sentence
  • The thief made off with our silver
  • the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe

Definition
(verb) leave suddenly and as if in a hurry
Synonyms : beetle off , bolt out , run off , run out
Example Sentence
  • The listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas
  • When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out

Definition
(verb) eat hastily without proper chewing
Synonyms : gobble
Example Sentence
  • Don't bolt your food!

Definition
(verb) make or roll into bolts
Example Sentence
  • bolt fabric

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(adv) in a rigid manner
Synonyms : rigidly , stiffly
Example Sentence
  • the body was rigidly erect
  • he sat bolt upright

Definition
(adv) directly
Synonyms : bang , slap , slapdash , smack
Example Sentence
  • he ran bang into the pole
  • ran slap into her

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bolt

(changed) Usain Bolt, the runner, rushes across the finish line.
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