bullet

[ boo l-it ]
/ ˈbʊl ɪt /

noun

a small metal projectile, part of a cartridge, for firing from small arms.
a cartridge.
a small ball.
Printing. a heavy dot for marking paragraphs or otherwise calling attention to or itemizing particular sections of text, especially in display advertising.
Cards. an ace.

verb (used without object), bul·let·ed, bul·let·ing.

to move swiftly.

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Idioms for bullet

    bite the bullet, to force oneself to perform a painful, difficult task or to endure an unpleasant situation: We'll just have to bite the bullet and pay higher taxes.

Origin of bullet

1550–60; < Middle French boullette, equivalent to boulle ball (see bowl2) + -ette -ette

OTHER WORDS FROM bullet

bul·let·less, adjectivebul·let·like, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for bulleted

  • Having just bulleted through his new, supremely pleasurable novel Nobody Move, I hereby nominate Denis Johnson.

  • Scarcely slowing down, Kinnison bulleted into the turn and through an open, heavily-guarded gate.

    Triplanetary|Edward Elmer Smith

British Dictionary definitions for bulleted

bullet
/ (ˈbʊlɪt) /

noun

Derived forms of bullet

bullet-like, adjective

Word Origin for bullet

C16: from French boulette, diminutive of boule ball; see bowl ²
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Idioms and Phrases with bulleted

bullet

see bite the bullet; sweat bullets.

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