6. To fasten or secure with, or as with, a bolt or bolts, as a door, a timber, fetters; to shackle; to restrain.
Let tenfold iron bolt my door.
Which shackles accidents and bolts up change.
(Bolt) v. i.
1. To start forth like a bolt or arrow; to spring abruptly; to come or go suddenly; to dart; as, to bolt out of
This Puck seems but a dreaming dolt, . . .
And oft out of a bush doth bolt.
2. To strike or fall suddenly like a bolt.
His cloudless thunder bolted on their heads.
3. To spring suddenly aside, or out of the regular path; as, the horse bolted.
4. (U.S. Politics) 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.
(Bolt), adv. In the manner of a bolt; suddenly; straight; unbendingly.
[He] came bolt up against the heavy dragoon. Bolt upright. (a) Perfectly upright; perpendicular; straight up; unbendingly erect. Addison. (b) On the
back at full length. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Bolt), n. [From Bolt, v. i.]
1. A sudden spring or start; a sudden spring aside; as, the horse made a bolt.
2. A sudden flight, as to escape creditors.
This gentleman was so hopelessly involved that he contemplated a bolt to America or anywhere.
3. (U. S. Politics) A refusal to support a nomination made by the party with which one has been connected; a
breaking away from one's party.
(Bolt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bolted; p. pr. & vb. n. Bolting.] [OE. bolten, boulten, OF. buleter, F.
bluter, fr. Ll. buletare, buratare, cf. F. bure coarse woolen stuff; fr. L. burrus red. See Borrel, and cf.
1. 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.
He now had bolted all the flour.
Ill schooled in bolted language.
2. To separate, as if by sifting or bolting; with out.
Time and nature will bolt out the truth of things.
3. (Law) To discuss or argue privately, and for practice, as cases at law. Jacob.