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Another word for bolt

  1. A sudden and involuntary movement

      1. A sudden, brief episode of fear.
      2. A sudden, involuntary movement in response to something frightening or unexpected, such as a noise.
      3. A start or shock, as of surprise or fright
      1. A signal to begin a race.
      2. A position of advantage over others, as in a race or an endeavor; a lead:
      3. An instance of beginning a race:
      1. A step or level:
      2. (Informal) An initial competitive advantage; a head start:
      3. An involuntary nervous movement; a start.
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  1. To move suddenly and involuntarily

      1. (Now Chiefly Dial.) To cause to start, or move involuntarily; startle
      2. To found; establish:
      3. To set into motion, operation, or activity:
      1. (--- Informal) To act quickly; hustle:
      2. To take prompt advantage; respond quickly:
      3. To move or start prematurely before:
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  2. To leave hastily

  3. To move swiftly

      1. To check or cut off the growth or development of:
      2. To take a sip or sips of alcoholic liquor:
      3. To move quickly; dart.
      1. (Slang) To proceed at great speed
      2. To move ahead at full speed.
      1. To put or pack in a barrel or barrels
      2. (Informal) To go at high speed
      3. To move or progress rapidly:
      1. To cut or tear apart roughly or vigorously
      2. To cut, tear, etc. (stitches) so as to open (a seam, hem, etc.)
      3. (Informal) To move with speed or violence
      1. (Informal) In great haste
      2. (Informal) To hurry; hasten
      3. To go in haste. Often used with it :
      1. (Computers) To cause text or other graphics in a window or frame to appear larger on the screen.
      2. To move while making such a sound:
      3. To simulate movement rapidly away from or toward a subject using a zoom lens or other optical device.
      1. (Informal) To move or propel something with speed and force
      2. To move or act with a speed that suggests such a sound:
      3. To cause to move with speed and force:
      1. To carry or transport by flying:
      2. To throw or propel (a ball, for example) through the air.
      3. To say or do (something) without preparation or forethought; improvise:
      1. To throw or spin rapidly:
      2. To move or do something quickly:
      3. To move swiftly with or as with a buzzing or hissing sound
      1. To whip (egg whites, cream, etc.)
      2. To move quickly, nimbly, or briskly
      3. To move, remove, carry, brush (away, off, out, etc.) forcefully and speedily, as with a quick, sweeping motion
      1. To move, go, drive, etc. swiftly
      2. To move rapidly in a circular manner or as in an orbit; circle swiftly
      3. To move, carry, drive, etc. with a rotating motion
      1. To cause to move at a trot.
      2. To cause to go at a trot
      3. To move quickly; hurry; run
      1. To pull apart or separate into pieces by force; rip or rend (cloth, paper, etc.)
      2. To become torn:
      3. To move violently or with speed; dash
      1. To run or race at full speed, esp. for a short distance
      2. To move rapidly or at top speed for a brief period, as in running or swimming.
      1. To increase the speed or rate of; accelerate. Often used with up:
      2. To drive at a speed exceeding a legal limit:
      3. To cause to move or proceed quickly; hasten:
      1. (--- Slang) To give, send, or hand quickly:
      2. (--- Informal) To use up or waste (time, money, etc.)
      3. (Games, Sports) To hit, kick, throw, drive, or propel (a ball, marble, etc.) toward the objective
      1. To clean things by vigorous rubbing and polishing
      2. To move swiftly; scurry.
      3. To remove as if by cleaning; sweep away; get rid of
      1. To ride on a scooter.
      2. To move or slide (something) quickly
      3. To walk fast; to go quickly; to run away hastily.
      1. (Informal) To move or proceed quickly
      2. To throw or otherwise propel (something) in a way that causes it to glide, float, or move steadily through the air
      3. (Nautical) To move across the surface of water, especially by means of a sailing vessel.
      1. (Football) To run toward (a passer or kicker) in order to block or disrupt a play.
      2. To cause to move rapidly:
      3. (Football) To run with the ball after a direct snap from the center or after a handoff or pitchout
      1. To cause to function; operate:
      2. To sew with a continuous line of stitches:
      3. (Nautical) To sail or steer before the wind or on an indicated course:
      1. To move swiftly and powerfully, as a rocket
      2. To carry by means of a rocket.
      3. To soar or rise rapidly:
      1. To move rapidly or at top speed:
      2. To cause (an engine with the gears disengaged, for example) to run swiftly or too swiftly.
      3. To enter or run (a horse, etc.) in a race
      1. To strike or assail repeatedly with thrown objects:
      2. To throw things at; strike with or as with missiles
      3. To move at a vigorous gait:
      1. To misrepresent one's skill in (a game or activity) in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling:
      2. (Slang) To get, sell, victimize, etc. by aggressive, often dishonest means
      3. To move or act energetically and rapidly:
      1. To speed the progress or completion of; expedite:
      2. To move or act with haste; move faster than is comfortable or natural
      3. To cause to move or act more rapidly or too rapidly; drive, move, send, force, or carry with haste
      1. To cause to move or act swiftly:
      2. To move in a quick fashion.
      3. To cause to be or come faster; speed up; accelerate
      1. (Rare) hasten
      2. To hasten or cause to hasten.
      1. (Baseball) To hit a fly ball.
      2. To run away from; flee from; avoid
      3. To move through the air by using wings, as a bird does
      1. (Brit., Informal) To leave quickly, as to escape creditors
      2. (Scot., North Eng.) To move to other quarters, esp. by stealth
      3. To move quickly from one condition or location to another.
      1. (Naut.) To change the position of (a rope, pulley block, etc.)
      2. To move swiftly; flit; fly
      3. To cause (time) to pass quickly.
      1. To appear or occur suddenly:
      2. To move or proceed rapidly:
      3. (Slang) To think of or remember something suddenly:
      1. To hasten.
      2. To hurry; speed
      1. To throw so as to break; smash
      2. To move swiftly or impetuously; rush
      3. To write hastily. Often used with off :
      1. To shoot (an animal, for example) with a dart, especially to inject a drug.
      2. To move suddenly and fast
      3. To move suddenly and rapidly:
      1. To hurry busily or with much fuss and bother
      2. To move or cause to move energetically and busily.
      3. To move busily and energetically with fussiness (often followed by about).
      1. (Brit.) To ride (a horse) at a fast pace
      2. To hold, carry, or put in a bucket:
      3. To move or drive rapidly or recklessly
  4. To swallow (food or drink) greedily or rapidly in large amounts

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Another word for bolt

  1. A rod used for fastening

      1. A fastening for a window, etc.
      2. A spring lock, as for a door, that is opened from the outside by a key.
      3. A fastening for a door or gate, esp. one capable of being worked from either side by means of a lever and consisting of a bar that drops into a notch in a piece attached to the doorjamb or gatepost
      1. Any of various flat baked confections that are typically dense and harder than cakes and served cut into rectangular pieces.
      2. (Zool.) Either of the ends of the wall of a horse's hoof, curving inward toward the center of the sole
      3. Any piece of wood, metal, etc. longer than it is wide or thick, often used as a barrier, fastening, lever, etc.; specif., one of a series of such pieces enclosing a cage, jail cell, etc.
      1. One of the horizontal elements in a truss system underneath a rail car, especially a freight car.
      2. Any straight, or almost straight, stick, shaft, bar, staff, etc., of wood, metal, or other material
      3. A thin straight piece or bar of material, such as metal or wood, often having a particular function or use, as:
      1. A hollow cylinder or cone, as of reed, straw, wood, or metal, in which air vibrates to produce a musical sound, as in an organ or wind instrument
      2. A device for smoking, consisting of a tube of wood, clay, or other material with a small bowl at one end.
      3. A section or piece of such a tube.
      1. A thin rod for securing the ends of fractured bones.
      2. A little piece of stiff wire with a pointed end and a flattened or rounded head, used for fastening things together or holding them in place; straight pin
      3. A slender, usually cylindrical piece of wood or metal for holding or fastening parts together, or serving as a support for suspending one thing from another, as:
      1. A fastener consisting of a threaded bolt and a spring-loaded toggle, used to secure objects to thin or hollow walls.
      2. A bolt with an attached nut-like device having pivoted, spring-operated wings that move together when pushed through a hole and open up again after emerging, used as to fasten objects to a hollow wall or to a surface that is accessible from only one side
      1. A wood screw with a boltlike head
      2. A heavy screw used for wood and having a usually hexagonal or square head.
      1. A small metal piece for fastening a wheel, pulley, etc. to a shaft
      2. Something that completes or holds together the parts of another thing, as the keystone of an arch or a roughened surface forming a secure base for plaster
      3. (Basketball) An area at each end of the court between the baseline and the foul line and including the jump-ball circle at the foul line:
      1. The main bolt of a structure, especially the bolt in a motor vehicle that links the chassis to the axle, providing the steering pivot.
      2. Any main bolt; esp., one that acts as a vertical pivot for a turning vehicle, as that connecting the front axle of a wagon, etc., or the truck of a railroad car, with the body
      3. A vertical bolt that joins the body of a wagon or other vehicle to its front axle and usually acts as a pivot.
      1. A flexible or rigid mechanical device or part for joining parts together, as two shafts
      2. The act of linking together or forming couples.
      3. (Chemistry) Facilitation or acceleration of one chemical process due to the presence or action of another.
      1. A small knob, nail head, or rivet fixed in and slightly projecting from a surface.
      2. A small, buttonlike device with a smaller button or shank on the back, inserted in a shirt front as an ornament or fastener
      3. One of a number of small metal cleats embedded in a snow tire to increase traction on slippery or snowy roads.
      1. (--- Football) The act of slamming the ball to the ground after succeeding in an important play, as after scoring a touchdown.
      2. Any of a number of sharp or pointed metal projections on the soles, and often on the heels, of shoes used for baseball, golf, track, etc. to prevent slipping
      3. One of several sharp metal projections set in the sole or in the sole and heel of an athletic shoe for grip.
      1. A thin rod for securing the ends of fractured bones.
      2. A little piece of stiff wire with a pointed end and a flattened or rounded head, used for fastening things together or holding them in place; straight pin
      3. A slender, usually cylindrical piece of wood or metal for holding or fastening parts together, or serving as a support for suspending one thing from another, as:
      1. A similar device used to fasten or strengthen seams, as on work clothes
      2. A metal bolt or pin with a head on one end, used to fasten plates or beams together by passing it through holes in them and then hammering down the plain end into a head so as to lock it in place
      1. A short cylinder of wood, metal, etc., usually fitted into corresponding holes in two pieces to fasten them together
      2. A piece of wood driven into a wall to act as an anchor for nails.
      1. (Baseball) A low and fast throw made to put a base runner out.
      2. (Informal) A leg, especially a wooden one.
      3. A short, usually tapering or pointed piece of wood, metal, etc. used to hold parts together or in place, or to close an opening, as in a barrel
      1. Any of various picks or rods having a function or shape similar to a skewer.
      2. Any of several things shaped or used like a meat skewer
      3. A long metal or wooden pin used to secure or suspend food during cooking; a spit.
      1. Any of various other usually edible seeds enclosed in a hard covering such as a seed coat or the stone of a drupe, as in a pine nut, peanut, almond, or walnut.
      2. (Music) A ridge of wood at the top of the fingerboard or neck of a stringed instrument, over which the strings pass.
      3. A small block, usually of metal, with a threaded hole through the center, for screwing onto a bolt, screw, etc.
      1. A diminutive of the male given names Bradley, Bradly, or Bradford.
      2. A thin wire nail of uniform thickness with a small head that is sometimes off-center
      1. A metal pin with incised threads and a broad slotted head that can be driven as a fastener by turning with a screwdriver, especially:
      2. The tapped collar or socket that receives this rod.
      3. A mechanical device for fastening things together, consisting essentially of a cylindrical or conical piece of metal threaded evenly around its outside surface with an advancing spiral ridge and commonly having a slotted head: it penetrates only by being turned, as with a screwdriver
  2. A roll of goods or paper

      1. An unexpected change in a process or a departure from a pattern, often producing a distortion or perversion:
      2. A length of yarn, cord, or thread, especially a strong silk thread used mainly to bind the edges of buttonholes.
      3. The number of turns given to a specified length of fiber, thread, cord, etc. along its axis
      1. (Football) A kick or pass in which the ball rotates on its longer axis as it moves through the air
      2. A three-dimensional curve that turns around an axis at a constant or continuously varying distance while moving parallel to the axis; a helix.
      3. The course or flight path of an object rotating on its longitudinal axis.
      1. An individual spiral or ring within such a series.
      2. A single turn of a coiled figure
      3. A series of connected spirals or concentric rings formed by gathering or winding:
      1. An exercise, typically done with weights, in which an extended arm is flexed, bringing the hand back toward the shoulder, or an extended leg is flexed, bringing the foot back toward the buttock
      2. A little coil of hair; ringlet
      3. (Sports) A weightlifting exercise using one or two hands, in which a weight held at the thigh or to the side of the body is raised to the chest or shoulder and then lowered without moving the upper arms, shoulders, or back.
      1. In hand spinning, a rounded rod, usually wooden, tapering toward each end, for twisting into thread the fibers pulled from the material on the distaff, and notched at one end so as to hold the thread
      2. A short turned piece or decorative rod, as a baluster or element in some chair backs
      3. Any of various long thin stationary rods, as:
      1. A wrapped or boxed object; a parcel:
      2. A football formation. IE; the "dime" defensive package.
      3. A combination of items considered, offered, or sold as a unit:
      1. (Figuratively): total extent
      2. A piece, often of a standard size, that is normally measured along its greatest dimension:
      3. Extent or distance from beginning to end:
      1. A quantity, as of cloth or wallpaper, rolled into a cylinder and often considered as a unit of measure.
      2. A maneuver in which an airplane makes a single complete rotation about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude.
      3. A rapid succession of short sounds:
      1. Any of several rotating parts in a printing press, especially one that carries the paper.
      2. (Geom.) A solid figure consisting of two parallel bases in the form of congruent, closed curves joined by a smooth, continuous, closed surface; specif., such a figure (right circular cylinder) having circular bases and a surface perpendicular to the bases
      3. (Mathematics) The surface generated by a straight line intersecting and moving along a closed plane curve, the directrix, while remaining parallel to a fixed straight line that is not on or parallel to the plane of the directrix.
  3. Lightning