Synonyms of bolt


1. thunderbolt, bolt, bolt of lightning, lightning

usage: a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder

2. bolt, bar

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

3. bolt, deadbolt, bar

usage: the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key

4. dash, bolt, haste, hurry, rush, rushing

usage: the act of moving with great haste; "he made a dash for the door"

5. bolt, roll

usage: a roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length

6. bolt, screw

usage: a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener

7. bolt, abandonment, forsaking, desertion

usage: a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)


1. bolt, move

usage: move or jump suddenly; "She bolted from her seat"

2. bolt, lock

usage: secure or lock with a bolt; "bolt the door"

3. bolt, swallow, get down

usage: swallow hastily

4. abscond, bolt, absquatulate, decamp, run off, go off, make off, flee, fly, take flight

usage: 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"

5. run off, run out, bolt, bolt out, beetle off, leave, go forth, go away

usage: 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"

6. gobble, bolt, eat

usage: eat hastily without proper chewing; "Don't bolt your food!"

7. bolt, roll up, furl

usage: make or roll into bolts; "bolt fabric"


1. rigidly, stiffly, bolt

usage: in a rigid manner; "the body was rigidly erect"; "he sat bolt upright"

2. bang, slap, slapdash, smack, bolt

usage: directly; "he ran bang into the pole"; "ran slap into her"

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Definition and meaning of bolt (Dictionary)