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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the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key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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And so you find yourself bolt upright, high above the traffic, with this super-lightweight machine underneath you that's incredibly agile.
I found myself having to sit bolt upright in front of the screen - and I have good eyesight
The steering is very sharp, the brakes are superb and the low-slung driving position and bolt upright steering wheel add to the sense of occasion.
Within moments of the Injection, Mrs Lelghton jerked forward and sat bolt upright In her bed.
Spiral heard me shout, then I was bolt upright and a voice said, 'Do not sleep in that bed.
All sit bolt upright as one and slowly crank extended legs around like a vane in a breeze.
No, I'm going to sit bolt upright gasping at the terrifying realisation that I've FORGOTTEN TO HAVE A BABY
Bursting into the lounge, our friend was sitting bolt upright on the sofa bed, amazed that I couldn't see the "sabre-toothed tiger licking his ears.
Bolt upright, blinking and swallowing frequently, the Culture Secretary seemed to have few illusions about what was at stake.
As he did so the "corpse" sat bolt upright and began to plead
Standing bolt upright in the saddle hanging off his poor horse's mouth is no way to treat the winner of a weak seller, a horse walking home from the gallops or a happy cob out hacking.
As he deteriorated a senior doctor prescribed him two antibiotics, but his sister Roxane Walczak-Doughty said when a nurse began injecting the first, amoxicillin, he sat bolt upright and began gasping like a goldfish and vomited.
Cantona just laughed, said hello and strolled back to the hub of the action, collar bolt upright as usual.
And I woke up at three in the morning, bolt upright, looked into the corner of the room and thought I saw Trudie standing there with a child - our child - in her arms, staring at me.