bolt

Part of speech: verb

To fasten with a bolt.

Part of speech: verb

To refuse to support, as a candidate.

Part of speech: verb

To swallow hurriedly.

Part of speech: verb

To expel; blurt out.

Part of speech: verb

To run away, as a horse.

Part of speech: verb

To repudiate a party measure or candidate.

Part of speech: verb

To sift; examine as by sifting.

Part of speech: noun

A sliding bar for fastening a door, etc.; any pin or rod used for fastening.

Part of speech: noun

An arrow; a long shot for a cannon; anything coming suddenly.

Part of speech: noun

Desertion of a party, candidate, or policy.

Part of speech: noun

A sudden start, or runaway.

Part of speech: noun

A roll, as of cloth.

Part of speech: noun

A rotating frame for sifting flour.

Part of speech: adverb

Like an arrow; swiftly; straight.

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Usage examples "bolt":

  1. Hearing himself thus unexpectedly accused of a double crime, he shook from head to foot, as if a bolt had fallen on him from a calm sky. - "Eastern Shame Girl The Wedding of Ya-Nei; A Strange Destiny; The Error of the Embroidered Slipper; The Counterfeit Old Woman; The Monastery of the Esteemed-Lotus; A Complicated Marriage", Charles Georges Souli.
  2. With a furious growl he shot from his lair like the bolt from a cross- bow. - "The Settler and the Savage", R.M. Ballantyne.
  3. The book fell from my hands; I sat bolt upright, every sense resolved into that of hearing. - "Daisy", Elizabeth Wetherell.