• Bolting Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A sifting, as of flour or meal.
  2. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bolt
  3. (n.) A private arguing of cases for practice by students, as in the Inns of Court.
  4. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bolt
  5. (n.) A darting away; a starting off or aside.

• Bolt Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. t.) To shoot; to discharge or drive forth.
  2. (v. i.) To start forth like a bolt or arrow; to spring abruptly; to come or go suddenly; to dart; as, to bolt out of the room.
  3. (v. i.) To refuse to support a nomination made by a party or a caucus with which one has been connected; to break away from a party.
  4. (v. i.) A sudden flight, as to escape creditors.
  5. (n.) A compact package or roll of cloth, as of canvas or silk, often containing about forty yards.
  6. (n.) A shaft or missile intended to be shot from a crossbow or catapult, esp. a short, stout, blunt-headed arrow; a quarrel; an arrow, or that which resembles an arrow; a dart.
  7. (v. i.) To strike or fall suddenly like a bolt.
  8. (v. t.) To discuss or argue privately, and for practice, as cases at law.
  9. (v. t.) To utter precipitately; to blurt or throw out.
  10. (n.) A strong pin, of iron or other material, used to fasten or hold something in place, often having a head at one end and screw thread cut upon the other end.
  11. (v. i.) A sudden spring or start; a sudden spring aside; as, the horse made a bolt.
  12. (v. t.) To sift or separate the coarser from the finer particles of, as bran from flour, by means of a bolter; to separate, assort, refine, or purify by other means.
  13. (n.) An iron to fasten the legs of a prisoner; a shackle; a fetter.
  14. (v. t.) To cause to start or spring forth; to dislodge, as conies, rabbits, etc.
  15. (n.) A sliding catch, or fastening, as for a door or gate; the portion of a lock which is shot or withdrawn by the action of the key.
  16. (v. t.) To separate, as if by sifting or bolting; -- with out.
  17. (n.) A bundle, as of oziers.
  18. (v. t.) To refuse to support, as a nomination made by a party to which one has belonged or by a caucus in which one has taken part.
  19. (v. i.) To spring suddenly aside, or out of the regular path; as, the horse bolted.
  20. (n.) Lightning; a thunderbolt.
  21. (n.) A sieve, esp. a long fine sieve used in milling for bolting flour and meal; a bolter.
  22. (v. t.) To fasten or secure with, or as with, a bolt or bolts, as a door, a timber, fetters; to shackle; to restrain.
  23. (v. t.) To swallow without chewing; as, to bolt food.
  24. (adv.) In the manner of a bolt; suddenly; straight; unbendingly.
  25. (v. i.) A refusal to support a nomination made by the party with which one has been connected; a breaking away from ones party.

Abscond, Absquatulate, Bang, Dash, Decamp, Gobble, Rigidly, Slap, Slapdash, Smack, Stiffly, Thunderbolt,