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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, or use a deadbolt that requires a key.”
A short, heavy arrow shot from a crossbow
“I slow motion I saw the crossbow bolt hit her in the chest, sinking in.”
A long pin with a head that screws into a nut, used to fasten things together
“You'll need a Phillips head screwdriver to fasten the bolt to the backplate.”
A jagged white flash of lightning
“A bolt of lightning hit his house earlier this month and damaged most of the electrical equipment inside.”
A roll of fabric, originally as a measure
“You can buy it from fabric stores that stock bolts of fabric, or you can order it from fabric books.”
Large roll of material
A sudden movement, esp. in order to escape
“Marco made a bolt for the door.”
To proceed or move quickly
“I'll usually bolt out of bed and stumble around as if drunk, in an effort to find the obnoxious noise and shut it off.”
Fasten securely
“That night, she made sure to double check the locks on all the windows and bolt the door.”
To swallow or eat greedily
“People under stress may also bolt their food, creating extra work for their digestive juices.”
To utter with a sudden burst of strong feeling
“… bolted out the cuss word without thinking.”
“He had wanted to bolt it onto a lamppost, but council planning officers refused permission.”
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