Synonyms of bolt in English:



  • 1 the bolt on the shed door
    bar, lock, catch, latch, fastener, deadbolt
  • 2 nuts and bolts
  • 3 a bolt whirred over my head
    arrow, quarrel, dart, shaft
  • 4 a bolt of lightning
    flash, thunderbolt, shaft, streak, burst, flare
  • 5 Mark made a bolt for the door
    dash, dart, run, sprint, leap, bound
  • 6 a bolt of cloth
    roll, reel, spool;
    quantity, amount
  • verb

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  • 1 he bolted the door
  • 2 the lid was bolted down
    rivet, pin, peg, screw;
    fasten, fix
  • 3 Anna bolted from the room
    informal tear, scoot, leg it
  • 4 he bolted down his breakfast
    gobble up, gulp down, wolf down, guzzle (down), devour
    informal demolish, polish off, shovel in/down, scarf up
  • Phrases

    a bolt (from) out of the blue

    the department shutdown came as a bolt out of the blue
    shock, surprise, bombshell, thunderbolt, revelation

    bolt upright

    in Scene 2, the corpse is supposed to sit suddenly bolt upright
    [Antonyms] slouching
    straight, rigidly, stiffly

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