make a bolt for it

Definition of make a bolt for it

  1. to try to escape :  run away The thief made a bolt for it.

Word by Word Definitions

makeplay
  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

boltplay
  1. :  a shaft or missile designed to be shot from a crossbow or catapult

    :  a short stout usually blunt-headed arrow

    :  a lightning stroke

  1. :  to move suddenly or nervously :  start

    :  to move or proceed rapidly :  dash

    :  to dart off or away :  flee

  1. :  in an erect or straight-backed position :  rigidly

    :  directly, straight

  1. :  the act or an instance of bolting

  1. :  to sift (as flour) usually through fine-meshed cloth

    :  sift


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