[ UK /bˈə‍ʊlt/ ]
[ US /ˈboʊɫt/ ]
  1. in a rigid manner
    the body was rigidly erect
    he sat bolt upright
    he sat bolt upright
  2. directly
    he ran bang into the pole
    ran slap into her
  1. make or roll into bolts
    bolt fabric
  2. move or jump suddenly
    She bolted from her seat
  3. secure or lock with a bolt
    bolt the door
  4. leave suddenly and as if in a hurry
    The listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas
    When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out
  5. swallow hastily
  6. eat hastily without proper chewing
    Don't bolt your food!
  7. run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
    The thief made off with our silver
    the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe
  1. a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech
  2. a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener
  3. a roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length
  4. a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder
  5. the act of moving with great haste
    he made a dash for the door
  6. the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key
  7. a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)
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How To Use bolt In A Sentence

  • The Fat Controller and I were back inside the bolt when it arrived from the bonded warehouse at Felixstowe.
  • This green bucket lark is a joke, and I am sure that every large family in Bolton will agree when I say that I can fill this in a couple of days, and you think that I can go a fortnight between collections?
  • It will be wormed throughout, and parcelled in the wake of the housing-bolt and frapping lashing, and where there is no swell, in the wake of the muzzle-ring. Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition.
  • But the demands of success hit them like a bolt of lightning. The Sun
  • He shoot the bolt as soon as he came in.
  • Don't bolt your food down like that; it's rude.
  • You can upgrade your already present cannon or purchase new weapon types including plasma bolts, lasers, flame-throwers and grenades.
  • He slammed the door and drove the bolt home.
  • The door was bolted, and the woman stood against it, arms folded across her chest.
  • The morons do not even protect the exposed steel with paint - and something as simple and old-fashioned as using galvanized bolts in the first place is clearly way beyond their ken.
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