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Meaning of bolt

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  bolt
      adv 1: in a rigid manner; "the body was rigidly erect"; "he sat
             bolt upright" [syn: {rigidly}, {stiffly}, {bolt}]
      2: directly; "he ran bang into the pole"; "ran slap into her"
         [syn: {bang}, {slap}, {slapdash}, {smack}, {bolt}]
      n 1: a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder [syn:
           {thunderbolt}, {bolt}, {bolt of lightning}]
      2: a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an
         empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech
      3: the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key
         [syn: {bolt}, {deadbolt}]
      4: the act of moving with great haste; "he made a dash for the
         door" [syn: {dash}, {bolt}]
      5: a roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length
      6: a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener
      7: a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)
      v 1: move or jump suddenly; "She bolted from her seat"
      2: secure or lock with a bolt; "bolt the door" [ant: {unbolt}]
      3: swallow hastily
      4: run away; usually includes taking something or somebody
         along; "The thief made off with our silver"; "the accountant
         absconded with the cash from the safe" [syn: {abscond},
         {bolt}, {absquatulate}, {decamp}, {run off}, {go off}, {make
         off}]
      5: 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" [syn: {run off}, {run out},
         {bolt}, {bolt out}, {beetle off}]
      6: eat hastily without proper chewing; "Don't bolt your food!"
         [syn: {gobble}, {bolt}]
      7: make or roll into bolts; "bolt fabric"


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