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Definition 1: a sudden abandonment (as from a political party) - [noun denoting act]

(bolt is a kind of ...) the act of giving something up

(bolt belongs to category ...) the study of government of states and other political units

Definition 2: the act of moving with great haste - [noun denoting act]

Samples where bolt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he made a dash for the door

Synonyms for bolt in the sense of this definition

(bolt is a kind of ...) the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner

"in his haste to leave he forgot his book"

Definition 3: a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener - [noun denoting artifact]

(bolt is a kind of ...) a fastener with a tapered threaded shank and a slotted head

(... is a kind of bolt ) a roundheaded bolt for timber; threaded along part of the shank; inserted into holes already drilled

(... is a kind of bolt ) a bolt with a square or hexagonal head on one end and a threaded shaft on the other end; tightened with a wrench; used to connect metal parts

(... is a kind of bolt ) bolt that provides a steering joint in a motor vehicle

(... is a kind of bolt ) a bolt that has an attachment that expands as the bolt is driven into a surface

(... is a kind of bolt ) a small machine bolt

(bolt is a part of ...) a projection out from one end

"the head of the nail" "a pinhead is the head of a pin"

(bolt is a part of ...) the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet

(bolt is a part of ...) cylinder forming the part of a bolt between the thread and the head

(... is part of bolt) a fastener made by screwing a nut onto a threaded bolt

Definition 4: the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for bolt in the sense of this definition

(bolt is a kind of ...) a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon

"there were bars in the windows to prevent escape"

(... is a kind of bolt ) a bolt that cannot be moved from outside the door or gate

(... is part of bolt) a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed

Definition 5: a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech - [noun denoting artifact]

(bolt is a kind of ...) a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon

"there were bars in the windows to prevent escape"

(... is part of bolt) a shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore

"he lifted the rifle to his shoulder and fired"

Definition 6: a roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length - [noun denoting artifact]

(bolt is a kind of ...) anything rolled up in cylindrical form

Definition 7: a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for bolt in the sense of this definition

(bolt is a kind of ...) abrupt electric discharge from cloud to cloud or from cloud to earth accompanied by the emission of light

Definition 8: make or roll into bolts - [verb of change]

Samples where bolt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bolt fabric

(bolt is a kind of ...) form into a cylinder by rolling

"Roll up the cloth"

Definition 9: eat hastily without proper chewing - [verb of consumption]

Samples where bolt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Don't bolt your food!

Synonyms for bolt in the sense of this definition

(bolt is a kind of ...) take in solid food

"She was eating a banana" "What did you eat for dinner last night?"

Definition 10: swallow hastily - [verb of consumption]

(bolt is a kind of ...) pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking

"Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!"

Definition 11: secure or lock with a bolt - [verb of contact]

Samples where bolt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bolt the door

(bolt is a kind of ...) fasten with a lock

"lock the bike to the fence"

Definition 12: move or jump suddenly - [verb of motion]

Samples where bolt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She bolted from her seat

(bolt is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 13: leave suddenly and as if in a hurry - [verb of motion]

Samples where bolt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas
  • When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out

Synonyms for bolt in the sense of this definition

(bolt is a kind of ...) go away from a place

"At what time does your train leave?" "She didn't leave until midnight" "The ship leaves at midnight"

Definition 14: run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along - [verb of motion]

Samples where bolt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The thief made off with our silver
  • the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe

Synonyms for bolt in the sense of this definition

(bolt is a kind of ...) run away quickly

"He threw down his gun and fled"

(... is a kind of bolt ) run off without paying a debt

Definition 15: directly - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where bolt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he ran bang into the pole
  • ran slap into her

Synonyms for bolt in the sense of this definition

(bolt is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 16: in a rigid manner - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where bolt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the body was rigidly erect
  • he sat bolt upright

Synonyms for bolt in the sense of this definition

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