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bolt
/ bEUlt; bolt/ n 1 metal bar that slides into a socket to lock a door, window, etc . 2 metal pin with a head at one end, and a thread (as on a screw), used with a nut for fastening things together . 3 short heavy arrow shot from a crossbow . 4 flash of lightning ; . 5 quantity of cloth, etc wound in a roll , . 6 (idm ) a ,bolt from the `blue unexpected (and usu unwelcome) event; complete surprise ; : The news of his death was (like) a bolt from the blue. . the nuts and bolts => nut. shoot one's bolt => shoot1.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:03
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bolt
v 1 (a) [I, Tn] fasten (sth) with a bolt1(1) : The gate bolts on the inside. . * Remember to bolt all the doors and windows. . (b) [Tn, Tn.pr, Tn.p]. ~ A to B; ~ A and B (together) fasten objects (together) with bolts (bolt1 2) : The vice is bolted to the work-bench. . * The various parts of the car are bolted together. . 2 (phr v) bolt sb in/out prevent sb from leaving/entering a room, house, etc by bolting the doors, etc [].
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:03
bolt
/ bEUlt; bolt/ v 1 [I] (a) (esp of a horse) run away suddenly out of control : The horse bolted in terror at the sound of the gun. . (b) (of a person) run away quickly : When the police arrived the burglars bolted. , . 2 [Tn, Tn.p] ~ sth (down) swallow (food) quickly : Don't bolt your food you'll get indigestion! --! 3 [I] (of plants) grow quickly upwards and stop flowering when seeds are produced : My lettuces have bolted. . 4 (idm ) lock, etc the stable door after the horse has bolted => stable2.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:03
bolt
n 1 [sing] act of bolting (bolt2 1b); sudden dash ; . 2 (idm ) make a bolt/dash/run for it try to escape/to reach sth quickly []: When the police arrived he made a bolt for it/for the door. , [].
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:03
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bolt
/ bEUlt; bolt/ adv (idm ) bolt `upright very straight; quite upright ; : sit bolt upright .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:03
bolt
n 1 [sing] act of bolting (bolt2 1b); sudden dash ; . 2 (idm ) make a bolt/dash/run for it try to escape/to reach sth quickly []: When the police arrived he made a bolt for it/for the door. , [].
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:03
bolt
/ bEUlt; bolt/ v 1 [I] (a) (esp of a horse) run away suddenly out of control : The horse bolted in terror at the sound of the gun. . (b) (of a person) run away quickly : When the police arrived the burglars bolted. , . 2 [Tn, Tn.p] ~ sth (down) swallow (food) quickly : Don't bolt your food you'll get indigestion! --! 3 [I] (of plants) grow quickly upwards and stop flowering when seeds are produced : My lettuces have bolted. . 4 (idm ) lock, etc the stable door after the horse has bolted => stable2.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:03
bolt
v 1 (a) [I, Tn] fasten (sth) with a bolt1(1) : The gate bolts on the inside. . * Remember to bolt all the doors and windows. . (b) [Tn, Tn.pr, Tn.p]. ~ A to B; ~ A and B (together) fasten objects (together) with bolts (bolt1 2) : The vice is bolted to the work-bench. . * The various parts of the car are bolted together. . 2 (phr v) bolt sb in/out prevent sb from leaving/entering a room, house, etc by bolting the doors, etc [].
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:41:03

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