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  1. [adverb] in a rigid manner; "the body was rigidly erect"; "ge sat bolt upright"
    Synonyms: rigidly, stiffly

  2. [adverb] directly; "he ran bang into the pole"; "ran slap into her"
    Synonyms: bang, slap, slapdash, smack

  3. [noun] a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder
    Synonyms: thunder of lightning

  4. [noun] a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech

  5. [noun] the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key
    Synonyms: dead

  6. [noun] the act of moving with great haste; "he made a dash for the door"
    Synonyms: dash

  7. [noun] a roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length

  8. [noun] a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener

  9. [noun] a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)

  10. [verb] move or jump suddenly; "She bolted from her seat"

  11. [verb] secure or lock with a bolt; "bolt the door"

  12. [verb] swallow hastily

  13. [verb] run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
    Synonyms: abscond, absquatulate, decamp, run off, go off

  14. [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

  15. [verb] eat hastily without proper chewing; "Don't bolt your food!"
    Synonyms: gobble

  16. [verb] make or roll into bolts; "bolt fabric"


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