bolt

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

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as in to exclaim
to utter with a sudden burst of strong feeling bolted out the cuss word without thinking

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as in to inhale
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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“Bolt.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bolt. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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