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bolt1 British & World English

A large metal pin, in particular:

bolt2 British & World English

(Of a horse or other animal) run away suddenly, typically from fear

bolt3 British & World English

A roll of fabric, originally as a measure

bolt4 British & World English

Pass (flour, powder, or other material) through a sieve

Bolt, Robert British & World English

(1924–95), English writer best known for the play A Man for All Seasons (1960) and the screenplays for Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and Dr Zhivago (1965); full name Robert Oxton Bolt

Bolt, Usain British & World English

(B.1986), Jamaican athlete; full name Usain St Leo Bolt. At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing he won gold medals in the 100 metre and 200 metre races, setting a new world record time for each. He defended his Olympic titles in 2012, winning gold in the 100 metre and 200 metre races

shut the stable door after the horse has bolted British & World English

Try to avoid or prevent something undesirable when it is already too late to do so

bolt-on British & World English

(Of an extra part of a machine) able to be fastened on with a bolt or catch

bolt rope British & World English

A rope sewn round the edge of a vessel’s sail to prevent tearing

rag bolt British & World English

A bolt with barbs to keep it tight when it has been driven in

roof bolt British & World English

A tensioned rod anchoring the roof of a working to the strata above

eye bolt British & World English

A bolt or bar with an eye at the end for attaching a hook or ring to

bolt-action British & World English

(Of a gun) having a breech which is opened by turning a bolt and sliding it back

coach bolt British & World English

A large bolt with a round head, used for fixing wooden panels to masonry or to one another

bolt upright British & World English

With the back very straight

carriage bolt British & World English

North American term for coach bolt.

explosive bolt British & World English

A bolt that can be released by being blown out of position by an integral explosive charge

expansion bolt British & World English

A bolt that expands when inserted, no thread being required in the surrounding material

make a bolt for British & World English

Try to escape by moving suddenly towards (something)

have shot one's bolt British & World English

Have done all that is in one’s power

bolt upright in bolt1 British & World English

With the back very straight

a bolt from the blue British & World English

A sudden and unexpected event

make a bolt for in bolt2 British & World English

Try to escape by moving suddenly towards (something)

have shot one's bolt in bolt1 British & World English

Have done all that is in one’s power

a bolt from the blue in bolt1 British & World English

A sudden and unexpected event

deadbolt British & World English

A bolt engaged by turning a knob or key, rather than by spring action

bolthole British & World English

A place where a person can escape and hide

toggle bolt in toggle British & World English

A kind of wall fastener for use on open-backed plasterboard, having a part that springs open or turns through 90° after it is inserted so as to prevent withdrawal

shut the stable door after the horse has bolted in stable2 British & World English

Try to avoid or prevent something undesirable when it is already too late to do so

Robert Oxton Bolt in Bolt, Robert British & World English

(1924–95), English writer best known for the play A Man for All Seasons (1960) and the screenplays for Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and Dr Zhivago (1965); full name Robert Oxton Bolt

Usain St Leo Bolt in Bolt, Usain British & World English

(B.1986), Jamaican athlete; full name Usain St Leo Bolt. At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing he won gold medals in the 100 metre and 200 metre races, setting a new world record time for each. He defended his Olympic titles in 2012, winning gold in the 100 metre and 200 metre races

bolt English Thesaurus

he managed to slip the bolt on the shed door

bolt English-Spanish

tornillo masculine, perno masculine

coach bolt English-Spanish

→ carriage bolt

bolt upright in bolt English Thesaurus

Joanna sat bolt upright on her chair

bolt upright in bolt English-Spanish

muy erguido, erguido, tieso

bolt (of lightning) in bolt English-Spanish

relámpago masculine, rayo masculine

a hex-head bolt in hex English-Spanish

un tornillo de cabeza hexagonal

a bolt from the blue in bolt English-Spanish

un acontecimiento inesperado

a bolt from the blue/a bolt out of the blue in bolt English Thesaurus

it was a bolt out of the blue when Alan resigned

he suddenly sat bolt upright in bed in bolt English-Spanish

se irguió de repente en la cama


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