Meaning of bolt

Definition of bolt

(adv) in a rigid manner; "the body was rigidly erect"; "he sat bolt upright"
directly; "he ran bang into the pole"; "ran slap into her"
a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech
the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key
the act of moving with great haste; "he made a dash for the door"
a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener
a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)
(verb) move or jump suddenly; "She bolted from her seat"
secure or lock with a bolt; "bolt the door"
run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along; "The thief made off with our silver"; "the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe"
leave suddenly and as if in a hurry; "The listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas"; "When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out"
eat hastily without proper chewing; "Don't bolt your food!"
make or roll into bolts; "bolt fabric"

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