sit bolt upright

Definition of sit bolt upright

  1. :  to sit up straight She sat bolt upright in bed when I entered the room.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to rest on the buttocks or haunches

    :  perch, roost

    :  to occupy a place as a member of an official body

  1. :  the manner in which a garment fits

    :  an act or period of sitting

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

uprightplay
  1. :  perpendicular, vertical

    :  erect in carriage or posture

    :  having the main axis or a main part perpendicular

  1. :  vertically upward :  in an upright position

  1. :  the state of being upright :  perpendicular

    :  something that stands upright

    :  upright piano


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