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    bolt - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bolt

    Definition
    (noun) a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder Definition
    (noun) a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech Definition
    (noun) the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key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
    Definition
    (noun) a roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length Definition
    (noun) a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener Definition
    (noun) a sudden abandonment (as from a political party) Definition
    (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 Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
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(changed) Usain Bolt, the runner, rushes across the finish line.

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