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Synonyms for bolt
boʊltbolt

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bolt

    A bar is a piece of wood or metal, usually of considerable size, by which an opening is obstructed, a door held fast, etc. A bar may be movable or permanent; a bolt is a movable rod or pin of metal, sliding in a socket and adapted for securing a door or window. A lock is an arrangement by which an enclosed bolt is shot forward or backward by a key, or other device; the bolt is the essential part of the lock. A latch or catch is an accessible fastening designed to be easily movable, and simply to secure against accidental opening of the door, cover, etc. A hasp is a metallic strap that fits over a staple, calculated to be secured by a padlock; a simple hook that fits into a staple is also called a hasp. A clasp is a fastening that can be sprung into place, to draw and hold the parts of some enclosing object firmly together, as the clasp of a book.

    Synonyms:
    bar, catch, clasp, fastening, hasp, hook, latch, lock

Princeton's WordNet

  1. thunderbolt, bolt, bolt of lightningnoun

    a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder

    Synonyms:
    thunderclap, thunderbolt, bolt of lightning, dash, bombshell, deadbolt

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  2. boltnoun

    a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech

    Synonyms:
    dash, bolt of lightning, thunderbolt, deadbolt

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  3. bolt, deadboltnoun

    the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key

    Synonyms:
    dash, bolt of lightning, thunderbolt, deadbolt

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  4. dash, boltnoun

    the act of moving with great haste

    "he made a dash for the door"

    Synonyms:
    flair, dah, thunderbolt, elan, deadbolt, panache, dash, sprint, style, hyphen, bolt of lightning

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  5. boltnoun

    a roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length

    Synonyms:
    dash, bolt of lightning, thunderbolt, deadbolt

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  6. boltnoun

    a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener

    Synonyms:
    dash, bolt of lightning, thunderbolt, deadbolt

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  7. boltverb

    a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)

    Synonyms:
    dash, bolt of lightning, thunderbolt, deadbolt

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  8. boltverb

    move or jump suddenly

    "She bolted from her seat"

    Synonyms:
    bolt out, beetle off, abscond, make off, gobble, absquatulate, go off, run off, run out, decamp

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  9. boltverb

    secure or lock with a bolt

    "bolt the door"

    Synonyms:
    bolt out, beetle off, abscond, make off, gobble, absquatulate, go off, run off, run out, decamp

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  10. boltverb

    swallow hastily

    Synonyms:
    bolt out, beetle off, abscond, make off, gobble, absquatulate, go off, run off, run out, decamp

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  11. abscond, bolt, absquatulate, decamp, run off, go off, make offverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    beetle off, waste, absquatulate, come off, xerox, break camp, decamp, gobble, chase away, photocopy, go over, vamoose, implode, run off, drive out, discharge, run out, make off, bolt out, drive off, abscond, drive away, skip, dispel, elope, go off, fire, turn back

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  12. run off, run out, bolt, bolt out, beetle offverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    beetle off, waste, absquatulate, decamp, photocopy, chase away, peter out, gobble, run off, poop out, drive out, run down, spill, run out, make off, fail, bolt out, drive off, abscond, expire, conk out, give out, drive away, drain, xerox, dispel, elope, go off, turn back

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  13. gobble, boltverb

    eat hastily without proper chewing

    "Don't bolt your food!"

    Synonyms:
    bolt out, beetle off, abscond, make off, gobble, absquatulate, go off, run off, run out, decamp

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  14. boltadverb

    make or roll into bolts

    "bolt fabric"

    Synonyms:
    bolt out, beetle off, abscond, make off, gobble, absquatulate, go off, run off, run out, decamp

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  15. rigidly, stiffly, boltadverb

    in a rigid manner

    "the body was rigidly erect"; "he sat bolt upright"

    Synonyms:
    slapdash, smack, stiff, rigidly, bang, stiffly, slap

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

  16. bang, slap, slapdash, smack, boltadverb

    directly

    "he ran bang into the pole"; "ran slap into her"

    Synonyms:
    slapdash, smack, rigidly, bang, slam-bang, stiffly, slap

    Antonyms:
    unbolt

Editors Contribution

  1. arrow

    a shaft sharpened at the front and with feathers or vanes at the back, shot from a bow as a weapon or for sport.

    his ability to launch an arrow accurately.

    Submitted by JP03 on October 7, 2015  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. boltnoun

    Synonyms:
    arrow, dart, shaft

  2. boltnoun

    Synonyms:
    thunderbolt, stroke of lightning

  3. boltnoun

    Synonyms:
    pin (of large size)

  4. boltnoun

    Synonyms:
    sieve

  5. boltverb

    Synonyms:
    fasten with a bolt

  6. boltverb

    Synonyms:
    swallow (without chewing)

  7. boltverb

    Synonyms:
    sift, pass through a sieve

  8. boltverb

    Synonyms:
    bounce, start suddenly, spring out abruptly

  9. boltverb

    Synonyms:
    RAT, abscond, withdraw (especially from a political party), desert suddenly

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. boltverb

    Synonyms:
    sift, leave suddenly, gulp

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "bolt":

    screw, bolts, screws, bleed, stud, polt, nut

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How to use bolt in a sentence?

  1. James Carville:

    The Democratic constituency is just like a herd of cows. All you have to do is lay out enough silage and they come running. That’s why I became an operative working with Democrats. With Democrats all you have to do is make a lot of noise, lay out the hay, and be ready to use the ole cattle prod in case a few want to bolt the herd.

  2. Bhagwati Agrawal:

    The way I look at it, I'm 70 years old i only have maybe 10 years left of active life. Right now I'm like Usain Bolt, the sprinter. ... And I will run very fast to accomplish this mission.

  3. Alan Monks:

    A bolt from the blue.

  4. Nugent Walker:

    He, Bolt, is out of the remainder of the championship on medical exemption.

  5. Justin Gatlin:

    He knows what it takes to be at the top of his game, when the world championships come around I am expecting to go out there and see the Bolt of old.


Translations for bolt

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  • صاعقةArabic
  • болт, шру́баBelarusian
  • хуквам, мълния, закрепвам с болт, резе, мандало, болт, офейквам, топ, залоствамBulgarian
  • llampecCatalan, Valencian
  • šroubCzech
  • Riegel, Bolzen, Ballen, SchraubeGerman
  • αμπαρώνω, κλείστρο, σύρτηςGreek
  • rigliEsperanto
  • tranca, tornillo, trancar, atornillar, virote, cerrojo, pernoSpanish
  • torlojuBasque
  • vasama, salpa, rynnätä, venähtää, teljetä, rulla, paali, karata, pakka, pultti, paeta, pultata, salama, lukko, telki, salvataFinnish
  • boulon, boulonner, carreau, monter, verrou, monter en graineFrench
  • בורג, הבריגHebrew
  • villám, retesz, elreteszel, csavaroz, tolózár, csavarHungarian
  • bautIndonesian
  • glutegar, riglagarIdo
  • slagbrandurIcelandic
  • sprangare, chiavistello, scappare, serrare, bulloneItalian
  • בְּרִיחַHebrew
  • ボルトJapanese
  • 볼트Korean
  • veruLatin
  • bultaLatvian
  • whakarawa, horopeta, whaowiriMāori
  • မူလီBurmese
  • rigelNorwegian
  • pijl, grendel, bout, rol, schichtDutch
  • bolt, sluttstykkeNorwegian
  • bełt, rygiel, ryglować, grom, zasuwka, piorun, zasuwaPolish
  • tranca, trinco, trancar, rolo, virote, aparafusar, relâmpago, barra, ferrolho, parafusoPortuguese
  • bolțRomanian
  • рулон, затвор, задвижка, винт, засов, болт, молнияRussian
  • reza, šip, bala, strelka, čivija, zavrtanj, zatvarač, реза, strela, prevornica, преворница, smotakSerbo-Croatian
  • západka, uzáver, skrutkaSlovak
  • rulle, schappa, slutstycke, bunt, rusa, regla, kolv, fästa, skäkta, skruva, blixt, bult, regel, fly, förbinda, pil, packe, skena, vigg, låsa, låskolvSwedish
  • болтUkrainian
  • chớpVietnamese
  • ריגלYiddish
  • 螺栓Chinese

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