- [adverb] in a rigid manner; "the body was rigidly erect"; "ge sat bolt upright"
Synonyms: rigidly, stiffly
- [adverb] directly; "he ran bang into the pole"; "ran slap into her"
Synonyms: bang, slap, slapdash, smack
- [noun] a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder
Synonyms: thunder of lightning
- [noun] a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech
- [noun] the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key
- [noun] the act of moving with great haste; "he made a dash for the door"
- [noun] a roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length
- [noun] a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener
- [noun] a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)
- [verb] move or jump suddenly; "She bolted from her seat"
- [verb] secure or lock with a bolt; "bolt the door"
- [verb] swallow hastily
- [verb] run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
Synonyms: abscond, absquatulate, decamp, run off, go off
- [verb] 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"
Synonyms: run off, run out, out, beetle off
- [verb] eat hastily without proper chewing; "Don't bolt your food!"
- [verb] make or roll into bolts; "bolt fabric"