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English definition of “bolt”

bolt

verb [T]
 
 
/bəʊlt/
FASTEN to fasten two things together with a bolt: The seats in the cinema were bolted to the floor.Fastening and tying
LOCK to lock a door or window with a bolt: I bolted the door before going to bed.Locking and bolting
bolt down/out/through, etc to move suddenly and quickly: The cat bolted out of the door when it saw the dog.Animal (non-human) behaviourMoving quickly
EAT (also bolt down) to eat something very quicklyEatingBiting, chewing and swallowing
(Definition of bolt verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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