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Idioms for bolt

Origin of bolt

1
before 1000; Middle English (noun, v., and adv.), Old English (noun), cognate with Dutch bout,German Bolz
bolter, nounboltless, adjectiveboltlike, adjective

Definition for bolt (2 of 2)

bolt2
[ bohlt ]
/ boʊlt /

verb (used with object)

to sift through a cloth or sieve.
to examine or search into, as if by sifting.

Origin of bolt

2
1150–1200; Middle English bulten<Old French bul(e)ter, metathetic variant of *buteler<Germanic; compare Middle High German biuteln to sift, derivative of biutel,Old High German būtil bag, whence German Beutel
bolter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bolt (1 of 3)

bolt1
/ (bəʊlt) /

noun

verb

adverb

stiffly, firmly, or rigidly (archaic except in the phrase bolt upright)
Old English bolt arrow; related to Old High German bolz bolt for a crossbow

British Dictionary definitions for bolt (2 of 3)

bolt2

boult

/ (bəʊlt) /

verb (tr)

to pass (flour, a powder, etc) through a sieve
to examine and separate
bolter or boulter, noun
C13: from Old French bulter, probably of Germanic origin; compare Old High German būtil bag

British Dictionary definitions for bolt (3 of 3)

Bolt
/ (bəʊlt) /

noun

Robert (Oxton). 1924–95, British playwright. His plays include A Man for All Seasons (1960) and he also wrote a number of screenplays
Usain (juːˈseɪn). born 1986, Jamaican athlete: winner of the 100 metres and the 200 metres in the 2008 Olympic Games, setting world records at both distances
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Idioms and Phrases with bolt

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