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There is enough energy in a lightning bolt to power about a billion homes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But then a lightning bolt struck me and that lightning bolt was Sophie. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Or become a Scrooge and bolt the door. Times, Sunday Times (2017)I am wearing a fetching pink leotard with a lightning bolt on it. The Sun (2016)It is weird and unsettling and sends one of our group bolting for the door, begging to leave. The Sun (2016)From my experience, that theory really only applies to athletes or teams whose initial success was a bolt from the blue. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Which means that the lightning appeared far away from its parent thunderstorm - and showed that a bolt from the blue is no urban myth. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This was another bolt from the blue. Jan Fennell FRIENDS FOR LIFE (2003)There are various wires and bolts running into and through his leg. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The bolt on the door is faulty. The Sun (2009)But the demands of success hit them like a bolt of lightning. The Sun (2007)Now people lock their doors and windows and bolt them too. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His face flushed scarlet and he sat bolt upright. Frances Hodgson Burnett The Secret Garden (1911)Steel bars were bolted to the replacement windscreen and they carried on. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Although the bolt hole is small it does not compromise on luxury. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The opening bars certainly make you sit bolt upright. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This appears to come as a bit of a bolt from the blue. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The horse has long since bolted. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There are few more enticing bolt holes to run for than the one that says that all this effort and giving is counterproductive. Times, Sunday Times (2011)If your friend intends to carry on in his flat, fit his room with a lock or bolt. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I heard the bolts fastened again. Deborah Cadbury THE LOST KING OF FRANCE: Revolution, Revenge and the Search for Louis XVII (2002)

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Translations for 'bolt'

British English: bolt /bəʊlt/ NOUN
A bolt is a long metal object which screws into a nut and is used to fasten things together.
  • American English: bolt
  • Arabic: تِرْباس
  • Brazilian Portuguese: trinco
  • Chinese: 门栓
  • Croatian: vijak
  • Czech: šroub
  • Danish: bolt
  • Dutch: bout
  • European Spanish: tornillo
  • Finnish: salpa
  • French: boulon
  • German: Riegel Speerstück
  • Greek: βίδα
  • Italian: bullone
  • Japanese: かんぬき
  • Korean: 빗장
  • Norwegian: bolt
  • Polish: śruba
  • European Portuguese: trinco
  • Romanian: șurub; nit
  • Russian: болт
  • Spanish: cerrojo
  • Swedish: åskvigg
  • Thai: สลักเกลียว
  • Turkish: sürgü
  • Ukrainian: болт
  • Vietnamese: then cửa
British English: bolt VERB
If a person or animal bolts, they suddenly start to run very fast, often because something has frightened them.
The animal rose squealing and bolted.
  • American English: bolt
  • Brazilian Portuguese: disparar
  • Chinese: 突然快跑因受惊吓
  • European Spanish: salir disparado
  • French: filer
  • German: weglaufen
  • Italian: scappare via
  • Japanese: 急に駆け出す
  • Korean: 갑자기 달아나다
  • European Portuguese: disparar
  • Spanish: salir disparado

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