Synonyms and Antonyms of BOLT

to move suddenly and sharply (as in surprise) <I bolted as I read the winning lottery numbers>
Synonyms bolt, jump, startle
to proceed or move quickly <the cat bolted for the food dish the minute he spied it>
Near Antonyms dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, hang (around or out), lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; amble, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up)
Antonyms crawl, creep, poke
to hasten away from something dangerous or frightening <the rabbit bolted when it saw the fox approaching>
Related Words abscond, clear out, decamp, elope, escape, get (away), get out, lam, light out, make off, mizzle [chiefly British], scarper [British], scat, scram, skip (out), skirr
to utter with a sudden burst of strong feeling <bolted out the cuss word without thinking>
Synonyms blat, blurt (out), bolt, cry (out), ejaculate
Related Words blunder, leak; bellow, bleat, crow, holler, hoot, howl, roar, shout, whoop, yowl; aah (also ah), ooh; interject
to swallow or eat greedily <the way you bolted those hot dogs, it's no wonder you're feeling a little queasy>
Related Words overeat, pig out, swill
Near Antonyms nibble, peck, pick
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