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bolt upright

adverb uk   us  
vertical and very straight: Suddenly she sat bolt upright as if something had startled her.
Translations of “bolt upright”
in Chinese (Traditional) 直立地…
in Russian прямо, вытянувшись в струнку…
in Turkish dimdik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 直立地…
in Polish (prosto) jakby kij połknął…
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