bolt

phonetic symbol: / bóʊlt / 

bolt - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)

[ noun ]
■ the act of moving with great haste
dash

[ noun ]
■ a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener

[ noun ]
■ the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key
deadbolt

[ noun ]
■ a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech

[ noun ]
■ a roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length

[ noun ]
■ a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder
bolt of lightning , thunderbolt

[ verb ]
■ make or roll into bolts
e.g.)
・bolt fabric

[ verb ]
■ eat hastily without proper chewing
e.g.)
・Don't bolt your food!
gobble

[ verb ]
■ swallow hastily

[ verb ]
■ secure or lock with a bolt
e.g.)
・bolt the door

[ verb ]
■ move or jump suddenly
e.g.)
・She bolted from her seat

[ verb ]
■ leave suddenly and as if in a hurry
e.g.)
・The listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas
beetle off , bolt out , run off , run out

[ verb ]
■ run away
■ usually includes taking something or somebody along
abscond , absquatulate , decamp , go off , make off , run off

[ adverb ]
■ in a rigid manner
e.g.)
・he sat bolt upright
rigidly , stiffly

[ adverb ]
■ directly
bang , slap , slapdash , smack

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