Meaning of BOLT in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ boʊlt ]

( bolts, bolting, bolted)


A bolt is a long metal object which screws into a nut and is used to fasten things together.



When you bolt one thing to another, you fasten them firmly together, using a bolt.

The safety belt is easy to fit as there’s no need to bolt it to seat belt anchorage points...

Bolt the components together...

...a wooden bench which was bolted to the floor.

VERB : V n to n , V n with together/on , V-ed


A bolt on a door or window is a metal bar that you can slide across in order to fasten the door or window.

I heard the sound of a bolt being slowly and reluctantly slid open.



When you bolt a door or window, you slide the bolt across to fasten it.

He reminded her that he would have to lock and bolt the kitchen door after her.

...the heavy bolted doors .

VERB : V n , V-ed


If a person or animal bolts , they suddenly start to run very fast, often because something has frightened them.

The pig rose squealing and bolted...

I made some excuse and bolted for the exit.

VERB : V , V prep / adv


If you bolt your food, you eat it so quickly that you hardly chew it or taste it.

Being under stress can cause you to miss meals, eat on the move, or bolt your food.

VERB : V n

Bolt down means the same as bolt .

Back then I could bolt down three or four burgers and a pile of French fries.

PHRASAL VERB : V P n (not pron) , also V n P


A bolt of lightning is a flash of lightning that is seen as a white line in the sky.

Suddenly a bolt of lightning crackled through the sky.

N-COUNT : N of n


If someone is sitting or standing bolt upright , they are sitting or standing very straight.

When I pushed his door open, Trevor was sitting bolt upright in bed.

PHRASE : usu v PHR


nuts and bolts: see nut

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