2 verb
1 [intransitive] to suddenly run somewhere very quickly, especially in order to escape or because you are frightened:
The horse reared up and bolted.
Kevin had bolted through the open window.
2 [transitive] also bolt downDF to eat very quickly [= gobble]:
He bolted down his breakfast.
3 [transitive] to fasten two things together using a bolt
bolt something to something
The cell contained an iron bedframe bolted to the floor.
bolt something together
The boxes were made of heavy panels of metal bolted together.
4 [transitive]DH to lock a door or window by sliding a bolt across

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