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Synonyms for bolt

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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.

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. thunderbolt, bolt, bolt of lightningnoun

    a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder

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


  2. boltnoun

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

    dash, bolt of lightning, thunderbolt, deadbolt


  3. bolt, deadboltnoun

    the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key

    dash, bolt of lightning, thunderbolt, deadbolt


  4. dash, boltnoun

    the act of moving with great haste

    "he made a dash for the door"

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


  5. boltnoun

    a roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length

    dash, bolt of lightning, thunderbolt, deadbolt


  6. boltnoun

    a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener

    dash, bolt of lightning, thunderbolt, deadbolt


  7. boltverb

    a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)

    dash, bolt of lightning, thunderbolt, deadbolt


  8. boltverb

    move or jump suddenly

    "She bolted from her seat"

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


  9. boltverb

    secure or lock with a bolt

    "bolt the door"

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


  10. boltverb

    swallow hastily

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


  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"

    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


  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"

    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


  13. gobble, boltverb

    eat hastily without proper chewing

    "Don't bolt your food!"

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


  14. boltadverb

    make or roll into bolts

    "bolt fabric"

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


  15. rigidly, stiffly, boltadverb

    in a rigid manner

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

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


  16. bang, slap, slapdash, smack, boltadverb


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

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


Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. boltnoun

    arrow, dart, shaft

  2. boltnoun

    thunderbolt, stroke of lightning

  3. boltnoun

    pin (of large size)

  4. boltnoun


  5. boltverb

    fasten with a bolt

  6. boltverb

    swallow (without chewing)

  7. boltverb

    sift, pass through a sieve

  8. boltverb

    bounce, start suddenly, spring out abruptly

  9. boltverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. boltverb

    sift, leave suddenly, gulp

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  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. Dan Roth:

    It’s one thing to design a car, even build a few prototypes. It’s a completely different matter to bring it to market with mass manufacturing, you need to know how to take your flights of fancy and make them reproducible by body presses, then weld, glue, and bolt them together, paint them, and then fill those shells with electrical systems and HVAC.

  2. General Motors:

    Production of the The Bolt and Bolt EUV will continue during the plant's conversion activities to prepare the facility for production of the Silverado EV and Sierra EV pickups, we are not disclosing any additional information at this time about The Bolt or Bolt EUV production.

  3. General Motors:

    Removing vehicles like the Chevy Bolt and prohibiting General Motors and other manufacturers from consideration will dramatically reduce California's choices for affordable, American-made electric vehicles and limit Chevy Bolt ability to reach Chevy Bolt goal of minimizing the state government's carbon footprint, a goal that General Motors shares, general Motors is committed to an all-electric future which is why we support California's initiative to electrify their fleet.

  4. Brenda Ueland:

    I learned...that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.

  5. Arthur Miller:

    Nobody dast blame this man. For a salesman, there is no rock bottom to the life. He don't put a bolt to a nut, he don't tell you the law or give you medicine. He's a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine. And when they start not smiling back -- that's an earthquake. And then you get yourself a couple of spots on your hat, and you're finished. Nobody dast blame this man. A salesman is got to dream, boy. It comes with the territory.

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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