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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 of the door. It keeps the door closed.
 
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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