Synonyms of bolt in English:

bolt

noun

  • 3 I heard the click of a crossbow, and a bolt whirred over my head
    arrow, quarrel, dart, shaft, missile, projectile
    literary reed

verb

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Phrases

a bolt from the blue/a bolt out of the blue

it was a bolt out of the blue when Alan resigned shocksurprisebombshelljoltthunderboltrevelationsource of amazement informalturn-up for the booksshockerwhammy

Phrases

bolt upright

Joanna sat bolt upright on her chair
[Antonyms] slouching
straightrigidlystifflycompletely upright

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