Thesaurus

bolts

verb
present tense third-person singular of bolt

Synonyms & Antonyms of bolts

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

Synonyms for bolts

Words Related to bolts

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

Synonyms for bolts

Words Related to bolts

Phrases Synonymous with bolts

Near Antonyms for bolts

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

Synonyms for bolts

Words Related to bolts

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

Synonyms for bolts

Words Related to bolts

Near Antonyms for bolts

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About bolts

Thesaurus Entries Near bolts

bolting

bolts

bolts from the blue

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Bolts.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bolts. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on bolts

Nglish: Translation of bolts for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of bolts for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!