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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the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key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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Go back to sleep," Tom suggests, when a terrifying shriek, long-drawn-out, is heard and he too sits bolt upright.
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.
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.
My survival instinct forced me to sit bolt upright, although I found out afterwards that was totally the wrong thing to do.
It was sitting in the water bolt upright, and was obviously both scared and confused, not to mention cold.
I got no right to be a dad if I can't support my wife and kid' She sat bolt upright.
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.
Others offer the dubious pleasure of sitting bolt upright in a hard plasticky seat, with your nose practically touching the seat in front - regardless of the size of your nose - it's like a moving Job Centre waiting room circa 1982.
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.