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Definitions of bolt:

part of speech: noun

A bar or pin used to fasten a door, etc.; an arrow; a thunderbolt.

part of speech: verb

To separate the bran from the flour by shaking the mass backwards and forwards in a cloth of loose texture.

part of speech: adverb

Directly; suddenly; straight, as bolt upright.

part of speech: verb transitive

To fasten with a bolt: to throw or utter precipitately: to swallow hastily.

part of speech: verb

To fasten with a bolt; to make secure; to utter or throw out precipitately; boltsprit, same as bowsprit, which see; bolt- upright, Perpendicular; perfectly upright.

part of speech: verb transitive

To sift, to separate the bran from, as flour: to examine by sifting: to sift through coarse cloth.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To rush away ( like a bolt from a bow): to start off suddenly, said originally of a horse starting from his course, afterwards applied to politicians who suddenly desert their party: as to bolt the nomination of an objectionable candidate.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To shoot forth or fall suddenly; to depart with suddenness; to start and run away; in United States politics, to refuse to support the policy or the nominee of a party.

part of speech: verb transitive

Expel with force; cause to spring forth; fasten or secure with a sliding catch; blurt out; swallow hurriedly or without chewing; in United States politics, to withdraw from ( a party), or decline to support ( a candidate); to sift or separate the coarser particles from; as, to bolt flour; hence, to examine with care; separate.

part of speech: noun

An arrow; a dart; a small round bar of wood or metal; a stream of lighthing; a meteoric stone.

part of speech: noun

A short, thick arrow with a blunt head; a stream of lightning, so called from its darting like an arrow; a stout pin or rod or iron or some other metal, usually with a permanent head at one end, used for holding objects together; a sliding catch for securing a door, gate, etc.; the portion of a lock shot or withdrawn by the key; a shackle; a sudden departure; a roll or certain length, as of cloth; in United States politics, a refusal to support a nomination made by one's party, or withdrawal from one's party.

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