Synonyms of bolt in English:

bolt


See definition of bolt

noun

1‘he managed to slip the bolt on the shed door’

SYNONYMS

bar, lock, catch, latch, fastener, hasp, PIN

2‘nuts and bolts’

SYNONYMS

rivet, PIN, peg, screw

3‘I heard the click of a crossbow, and a bolt whirred over my head’

SYNONYMS

arrow, quarrel, dart, shaft, missile, projectile

literary reed

4‘the house was struck by a bolt of lightning’

SYNONYMS

flash, shaft, streak, burst, discharge, flare, fulmination

archaic levin

5‘Marco made a bolt for the door’

SYNONYMS

dash, dart, run, sprint, rush, bound, leap, jump, spring, gallop

6‘a bolt of cloth’

SYNONYMS

roll, reel, spool, bundle, bale, parcel, packet, quantity, amount


verb

1‘he bolted the door behind us’

SYNONYMS

lock, bar, fasten, latch, secure, seal

ANTONYMS

unbolt, open

2‘the lid was bolted down’

SYNONYMS

rivet, pin, clamp, peg, screw, batten, pinion

fasten, fix, secure

3‘Anna turned and bolted from the room’

SYNONYMS

dash, dart, run, sprint, hurtle, rush, hurry, fly, shoot, flash, spring, leap, bound, start

flee, abscond, escape, take flight, make a break for it, make a run for it, take to one's heels, beat a retreat, beat a hasty retreat, clear out

informal tear, zoom, skedaddle, scram, beat it, leg it, scoot, make oneself scarce

British informal flit, scarper, do a bunk

North American informal take a powder, cut and run

4‘he bolted down his breakfast’

SYNONYMS

gobble, gulp, wolf, guzzle, devour, gorge on, gorge oneself on, eat greedily, eat hungrily

informal tuck into, pack away, put away, demolish, polish off, down, stuff one's face with, pig oneself on, murder, shovel down

British informal shift, gollop

Northern Irish informal gorb

North American informal scarf, scarf down, scarf up, snarf, snarf down, snarf up, inhale

rare ingurgitate


Phrases

    a bolt from the blue/a bolt out of the blue

      ‘it was a bolt out of the blue when Alan resigned’

      SYNONYMS

      shock, surprise, bombshell, jolt, thunderbolt, revelation, source of amazement

      informal

      turn-up for the books, shocker, whammy

    bolt upright

      ‘Joanna sat bolt upright on her chair’

      SYNONYMS

      straight, rigidly, stiffly, completely upright

      ANTONYMS

      slouching