Synonyms for bolt


1. thunderbolt, bolt, bolt of lightning, lightning
usage: a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder
2. bolt, bar
usage: a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech
3. bolt, deadbolt, bar
usage: the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key
4. dash, bolt, haste, hurry, rush, rushing
usage: the act of moving with great haste; "he made a dash for the door"
5. bolt, roll
usage: a roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length
6. bolt, screw
usage: a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener
7. bolt, abandonment, forsaking, desertion
usage: a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)


1. bolt, move
usage: move or jump suddenly; "She bolted from her seat"
2. bolt, lock
usage: secure or lock with a bolt; "bolt the door"
3. bolt, swallow, get down
usage: swallow hastily
4. abscond, bolt, absquatulate, decamp, run off, go off, make off, flee, fly, take flight
usage: run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along; "The thief made off with our silver"; "the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe"
5. run off, run out, bolt, bolt out, beetle off, leave, go forth, go away
usage: leave suddenly and as if in a hurry; "The listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas"; "When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out"
6. gobble, bolt, eat
usage: eat hastily without proper chewing; "Don't bolt your food!"
7. bolt, roll up, furl
usage: make or roll into bolts; "bolt fabric"


1. rigidly, stiffly, bolt
usage: in a rigid manner; "the body was rigidly erect"; "he sat bolt upright"
2. bang, slap, slapdash, smack, bolt
usage: directly; "he ran bang into the pole"; "ran slap into her"
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