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Noun
A bar that slides into a socket to fasten a door or window
“To reduce the risk of wandering, put a slide bolt high on every door that leads to the outside or to a stairwell.”
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A short, heavy arrow shot from a crossbow
“The man fired a bolt into the other vampire's back, piercing the heart, and the creature burst into a pile of ash that showered down onto Ariana.”
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A jagged white flash, especially of lightning
“Marty, I'm sorry, but the only power source capable of generating 1.21 gigawatts of electricity is a bolt of lightning.”
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A long pin that screws into a nut, used to fasten things together
“You'll need a Phillips head screwdriver to fasten the bolt to the backplate.”
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A large roll of fabric or similar material
“A few years ago at a national quilt show, a merchant had a bolt of unsightly fabric that he could not sell.”
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A sudden movement, especially in order to leave or escape
“The crowd made a bolt for the exit when they were told that Elvis had left the building.”
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A flash of light produced by short-duration, high-voltage discharge of electricity within a cloud, between clouds, or between a cloud and the earth
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A device to facilitate temporary and repeatable opening and closing
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A long flat strip of squared timber or metal used to hold something in place or as a fastening against a wall
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Weapon
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An act of breaking free from confinement or control
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Articles produced to be sold
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Woven or felted fabric made from wool, cotton, or a similar fibre
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A collection of things tied or wrapped up together
Verb
To move or proceed rapidly
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“The unmanned rocket, which was the world's first cruise missile, would be able to bolt across the sky at almost three hundred miles an hour.”
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To leave, flee or escape from a place
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“Ducrow, fed up with the incessant demands made on his time and money, had simply decided to bolt from town.”
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To lock or fasten (a door or window), especially with a bar
“That night, she made sure to double-check the locks on all the windows and bolt the door.”
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To securely fasten something (to something else)
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“Get an inexpensive metalworking vise and bolt it to the workbench.”
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To consume food hungrily or in a gluttonous manner
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“People under stress may also bolt their food, creating extra work for their digestive juices.”
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To say or utter loudly or with a feeling
“Put on the Christmas music classics and bolt out the words at the top of your lungs.”
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To engage in a clinch, as in boxing or wrestling
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To sieve or strain (something)
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To jolt, usually due to astonishment, shock or fear
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To make stable
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