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Dictionary definition for: Bolt

1. (n) a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder

2. (v) move or jump suddenly; "She bolted from her seat"

3. (r) in a rigid manner; "the body was rigidly erect" "ge sat bolt upright"

4. (n) a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech

5. (v) secure or lock with a bolt; "bolt the door"

6. (r) directly; "he ran bang into the pole" "ran slap into her"

7. (n) the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key

8. (v) swallow hastily

9. (n) the act of moving with great haste; "he made a dash for the door"

10. (v) run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along

11. (n) a roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length

12. (v) 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"

13. (n) a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener

14. (v) eat hastily without proper chewing; "Don''t bolt your food!"

15. (n) a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)

16. (v) make or roll into bolts; "bolt fabric"

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