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bolt uprightadverb

uk   /ˌbəʊlt ˈʌp.raɪt/  us   /ˌboʊlt ˈʌp.raɪt/
vertical and very ​straight: Suddenly she sat bolt upright as if something had ​startled her.
(Definition of bolt upright from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bolt upright

vertical and ​extremelystraight: She ​woke up and ​sat bolt ​upright in ​bed, ​terrified by her ​dream.
(Definition of bolt upright from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bolt upright”
in Chinese (Simplified) 直立地…
in Turkish dimdik…
in Russian прямо, вытянувшись в струнку…
in Chinese (Traditional) 直立地…
in Polish (prosto) jakby kij połknął…
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