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British English: /bəʊlt/
American English: /boʊlt/

Translation of bolt in French:


  • 6 (for rifle)
    culasse (f) mobile
  • 7 (in mountaineering)
    also: expansion bolt
    piton (m) à expansion
  • 8 (dash)
    départ (m) précipité
    to make a bolt for it
    décamper [informal]
    to make a bolt for the door/the garden
    foncer vers la porte/le jardin [informal]

also: bolt upright adjective phrase

  • droit comme un i

transitive verb

  • 1 (lock)
    verrouiller (window, door)
    to be bolted shut
    être fermé au verrou
  • 2 (Construction)
    boulonner (plate, girder, section)
  • 4 (American English) (abandon)
    lâcher (political party, candidate)

intransitive verb

  • 1 (flee)
    détaler [informal]
    to bolt in/out/off
    entrer/sortir/partir à toute allure


a bolt from ou out of the blue

to have shot one's bolt

avoir brûlé ses dernières cartouches
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