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bolt

noun (n)

  • a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder (noun.phenomenon)
    source: wordnet30
  • a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: deadbolt
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of moving with great haste (noun.act)
    Synonym: dash
    source: wordnet30
  • a roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a sudden abandonment (as from a political party) (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • A shaft or missile intended to be shot from a crossbow or catapult, esp. a short, stout, blunt-headed arrow; a quarrel; an arrow, or that which resembles an arrow; a dart. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A sudden spring or start; a sudden spring aside; as, the horse made a bolt. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A sieve, esp. a long fine sieve used in milling for bolting flour and meal; a bolter. (noun)
    source: webster1913

adverb (r)

  • in a rigid manner (adv.all)
    Synonym: rigidly, stiffly
    Example:
    He sat bolt upright.
    source: wordnet30
  • directly (adv.all)
    source: wordnet30
  • In the manner of a bolt; suddenly; straight; unbendingly. (adverb)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • move or jump suddenly (verb.motion)
    Example:
    She bolted from her seat.
    source: wordnet30
  • secure or lock with a bolt (verb.contact)
    Antonym: unbolt
    Example:
    Bolt the door.
    source: wordnet30
  • swallow hastily (verb.consumption)
    source: wordnet30
  • run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • leave suddenly and as if in a hurry (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas.
    source: wordnet30
  • eat hastily without proper chewing (verb.consumption)
    Synonym: gobble
    Example:
    Don't bolt your food!.
    source: wordnet30
  • make or roll into bolts (verb.change)
    Example:
    Bolt fabric.
    source: wordnet30
  • To shoot; to discharge or drive forth. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To start forth like a bolt or arrow; to spring abruptly; to come or go suddenly; to dart; as, to bolt out of the room. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To sift or separate the coarser from the finer particles of, as bran from flour, by means of a bolter; to separate, assort, refine, or purify by other means. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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