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bolt1

bolt1

 
 
pronunciation:
bolt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
bolt upright
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a metal or wooden bar on a door that slides into an opening in the frame. When the bolt is inserted into the frame, the door stays closed.
You can lock that door by sliding that bolt.
 
synonyms:
bar, latch
similar words:
catch, lock, pin
definition 2: a metal screw with a flat end rather than a point. A bolt screws into a matching nut.
 
similar words:
nail, peg, pin, rivet, rod, screw, spike
definition 3: a sudden movement away from or toward something; dash.
There was a bolt for the ticket counter when the airline announced that the flight had been canceled.
synonyms:
dash
similar words:
flight, rush, spring, sprint
definition 4: a large roll of cloth.
synonyms:
roll
similar words:
coil, cylinder, spool
definition 5: a stroke of lightning.
 
similar words:
flash, shaft, stroke
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: bolted, bolting, bolts
definition 1: to close or attach with a bolt or with something like a bolt.
I always bolt the door at night.
synonyms:
bar, latch
similar words:
clinch, lock, nail, peg, pin, rivet, screw
definition 2: to eat or drink in a hurry without chewing or tasting.
The hungry dog bolted the meat.
synonyms:
gobble, gulp down
similar words:
devour, shovel, wolf down
definition 3: to make a sudden dash or move to escape.
The horse bolted at the sound of the gun.
synonyms:
dart, dash, flee, scoot
similar words:
fly, jump, leap, run, rush, spring, start
phrase: bolt upright
derivation: bolter (n.)
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