[ bool-it ]
/ ˈbʊl ɪt /
a small metal projectile, part of a cartridge, for firing from small arms.
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
OTHER WORDS FROM bulletbul·let·less, adjectivebul·let·like, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for bullet
An hour, then, till he and Elaine would be in the aircar, bulleting toward Traskon.Space Viking|Henry Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for bullet
/ (ˈbʊlɪt) /
- a small metallic missile enclosed in a cartridge, used as the projectile of a gun, rifle, etc
- the entire cartridge
something resembling a bullet, esp in shape or effect
stock exchange a fixed interest security with a single maturity date
commerce a security that offers a fixed interest and matures on a fixed date
- the final repayment of a loan that repays the whole of the sum borrowed, as interim payments have been for interest only
- (as modifier)a bullet loan
British slang dismissal, sometimes without notice (esp in the phrases get or give the bullet)
Derived forms of bulletbullet-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 bullet
see bite the bullet; sweat bullets.
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