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the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key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

References in periodicals archive ?
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.
sat bolt upright. Someone in her condition would usually be sleeping or at least lying down, and I was struck by her strength.
To the astonishment of the onlookers the child sat bolt upright, in perfect health, and wondered what all the fuss was about!
It is four o'clock in the morning when all good Christian ladies should be dreaming pleasant, peaceful dreams but here am I sitting bolt upright on my cot, ominous thoughts pounding madly in my brain, suffering the same emotions a hen must sense when immobile her canny eye watches the gyrations of a soaring hawk.
Introduced by Triangle Package Machinery, the new vertical bag machine makes four-corner packages that lay down for efficient conveying and casing, and stand bolt upright for display.
But not until he began to write eventyr (tales, "adventures") did the world sit bolt upright and take notice.
She was manhandled, bruised and jailed overnight (she sat bolt upright all night, wearing her white gloves) before a travesty of a trial.
A palpable sense of relief swept through the audience at the press screening after this creature was eventually discovered sitting bolt upright on her knee, regarding the camera with unblinking indifference.
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.
Speer, sitting bolt upright in his chair, passed his hand over his mouth in a curious movement as if to wipe off a fatuous and compulsive smile.
Looking confused, Williams sits bolt upright in her bed in Blacon as PC Jane Davies reads her rights to her.
By comparison, it takes less than four minutes to realise that this Underworld-style, graphic novel adaptation won't keep anyone in the audience sitting bolt upright for long.
"I was in bed one night and I had thought about doing something for Alan and I sat up bolt upright.
Marcotti looked like a giant, sitting bolt upright and gesticulating with his chunky arms while his big brown eyes glared intently at the presenter, Matt Smith.