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Bolt out   /boʊlt aʊt/   Listen
Bolt out

Leave suddenly and as if in a hurry.  Synonyms: beetle off, bolt, run off, run out.  "When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out"

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"Bolt out" Quotes from Famous Books

... his body: so undoing the bow-knot, to lengthen the strings for him, without any more ado, she helped him on with it. However, as this, in some measure, unguarded the mouth of the bag, lest any thing should bolt out in galloping back, at the speed Obadiah threatened, they consulted to take it off again: and in the great care and caution of their hearts, they had taken the two strings and tied them close (pursing up the mouth of the bag first) with half a dozen hard knots, each of which Obadiah, to make all ...
— The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman • Laurence Sterne

... he enjoyed that moment of victory a little more for that reason. That would have been human, and Benjamin was human. His ruse had proved successful, and his talents, too. Now he could startle his brother as much as would a thunder-bolt out of a clear sky. So he answered his ...
— From Boyhood to Manhood • William M. Thayer

... inquest that he went to quiet Don, going round through the front door; now, none could get through that door without my hearing of him; and certainly a little puny Simon like him could never do so without I came to help him; for the lock was stiff with rust, and the bolt out ...
— The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper • Martin Farquhar Tupper

... costume of any of the villagers, which they generally wore when setting out on a visit to a town of some importance. Just for a moment she wondered if this was Will's intention. Was he about to make a bolt out of ...
— The One-Way Trail - A story of the cattle country • Ridgwell Cullum

... on the fox inside!" cried Thomas. "Stand ready with the gun, Ad; he may make a bolt out by us." ...
— When Life Was Young - At the Old Farm in Maine • C. A. Stephens

Words linked to "Bolt out" :   go away, leave, go forth, run out

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