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Synonyms for bolt

Synonyms for bolt

Synonyms for bolt

a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder

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

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the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key

the act of moving with great haste

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a roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length

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a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)

move or jump suddenly

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secure or lock with a bolt

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swallow hastily

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leave suddenly and as if in a hurry

eat hastily without proper chewing

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make or roll into bolts

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in a rigid manner

directly

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Then a bloke at the neighbouring table stood bolt upright, let out a blood curdling scream and dropped like a stone on the carpet.
I sat bolt upright and said, 'It is In The Bag, which is what I was going to call the company.
When you live from day to day with the thought that your neighbour is not 100 per cent normal, it's easy to awake in the dead of night, sit bolt upright in bed and find yourself covered in a film of cold sweat.
Standing bolt upright and staring straight ahead in their Hamas uniforms, the bearded men - in their 20s and 30s - are not quite Gaza's answer to international boy bands like Backstreet Boys or 'N Sync.
Gerard, 2003, for example, depicts a pensive young black man sitting bolt upright, crossing his arms in a defensive pose.
An all-out actionfest that will have you bolt upright on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
To the astonishment of the onlookers the child sat bolt upright, in perfect health, and wondered what all the fuss was about
IT'S NOT THE THINGS that go bump in the night that make you sit bolt upright in the dark sweating and gasping, heart pounding, ready for fight or flight; it's the slow erosion of confidence caused by not knowing when they'll go bump or on which nights they may come.
Still bolt upright, but with hands now firmly held against her breasts with interlocking fingers, Eulalie recalls that she was once Ms.
Rarely can you stand bolt upright and use the same form that most bowhunters practice during the entire off-season.
That's not the kind of return that makes investors sit bolt upright.
According to Baldassare Castiglione, 68-69, a proper courtier does not sit bolt upright in the saddle like the Venetians "but free and relaxed as if he were on the ground.
The hoary-headed man with ramrod posture would mutter a couple of sentences which were then translated from German into English, bow his head for a moment, and then bolt upright and spew a few more.
The target wreck is a World War I merchant ship sitting bolt upright with cargo holds open in a relatively shallow 1300 feet of water.
I bet she sits there, bolt upright, the whole way, so she can look just as immaculate and unruffled as she did when she got on.