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bolt

verb

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1 to move suddenly and sharply (as in surprise)
  • I bolted as I read the winning lottery numbers

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3 to hasten away from something dangerous or frightening
  • the rabbit bolted when it saw the fox approaching

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4 to utter with a sudden burst of strong feeling
  • bolted out the cuss word without thinking

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5 to swallow or eat greedily
  • the way you bolted those hot dogs, it's no wonder you're feeling a little queasy

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The first known use of bolt was before the 12th century

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“Bolt.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bolt. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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