Translation of "bolt" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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boltnoun [ C ]

uk /bəʊlt/ us /boʊlt/

bolt noun [ C ] (LOCK)

a metal bar on a door or window that slides across to lock it closed

I closed the window and drew the bolt (= slid the bolt across). 我关上窗户,拉上了插销。

bolt noun [ C ] (SCREW)

a screw-like metal object without a point, used with a nut to fasten things together


bolt noun [ C ] (LIGHTNING)

a flash of lightning that looks like a white line against the sky

The house next to ours was struck by a bolt of lightning. 我们隔壁的房子被闪电击中了。
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bolt noun [ C ] (ROLL)

a length or roll of cloth or wallpaper


bolt noun [ C ] (WEAPON)

a type of short arrow shot from a crossbow (= a type of weapon)


bolt noun [ C ] (QUICK MOVEMENT)

make a bolt for somewhere

to try to escape by running towards something

The thief tried to make a bolt for the exit. 小偷想从安全出口溜走。


uk /bəʊlt/ us /boʊlt/

bolt verb (MOVE QUICKLY)

[ I ] to move very fast, especially as a result of being frightened

Frightened by the car horn, the horse bolted. 那匹马受到汽车嗽叭的惊吓,飞奔了起来。

bolt verb (EAT)

[ T ] also bolt down to eat food very quickly

Don't bolt your food like that - you'll get indigestion. 别那样狼吞虎咽——会消化不良的。

bolt verb (LOCK)

[ I or T ] to lock a door or window by sliding a bolt across

Have you locked and bolted the door? 你把门锁上闩好了吗?
The door bolts on the inside. 门从里面闩上。

bolt verb (SCREW)

[ T usually + adv/prep ] to fasten something in position with a bolt

On a ship the furniture is often bolted to the deck. 轮船上的家具往往用螺栓固定在甲板上。

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(Translation of “bolt” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)