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bolt

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bolt

  1. 1 to move suddenly and sharply (as in surprise) I bolted as I read the winning lottery numbers Synonyms of bolt start, jump, startleWords Related to bolt jerk, jolt, twitch; blench, cringe, flinch, quail, recoil, shrink, spook, squinch, wince; bound, leap, spring; react, respond

  2. 2 to proceed or move quickly the cat bolted for the food dish the minute he spied it Synonyms of bolt barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, hurry, bomb [slang], bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, crack (on), dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, run, rush, rustle, scoot, scurry, scuttle, shoot, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoomWords Related to bolt beetle, dart, flit, scamper, scud, scuffle; stampede, streak, whiz (or whizz); gallop, jog, sprint; accelerate, quicken, step out; catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtake; arrow, beelineNear Antonyms of bolt 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 of bolt crawl, creep, poke

  3. 3 to hasten away from something dangerous or frightening the rabbit bolted when it saw the fox approaching Synonyms of bolt run, break, bug out, flee, fly, hightail (it), retreat, run away, run off, skedaddleWords Related to bolt abscond, clear out, decamp, elope, escape, get (away), get out, lam, light out, make off, mizzle [chiefly British], scarper [British], scat, scram, skip (out), skirrNear Antonyms of bolt beard, brave, confront, dare, defy, face; abide, dwell, hang around, linger, remain, stay, stick around, tarry

  4. 4 to utter with a sudden burst of strong feeling bolted out the cuss word without thinking Synonyms of bolt blat, blurt (out), exclaim, cry (out), ejaculateWords Related to bolt blunder, leak; bellow, bleat, crow, holler, hoot, howl, roar, shout, whoop, yowl; aah (also ah), ooh; interject

  5. 5 to swallow or eat greedily the way you bolted those hot dogs, it's no wonder you're feeling a little queasy Synonyms of bolt gobble, cram, devour, glut [archaic], gorge, gormandize, gulp, ingurgitate, inhale, raven, scarf, scoff, slop, wolfWords Related to bolt overeat, pig out, swillNear Antonyms of bolt nibble, peck, pick



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