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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bolt down mean? 

BOLT DOWN (verb)
  The verb BOLT DOWN has 2 senses:

1. drink down entirely
2. eat a large amount of food quickly

  Familiarity information: BOLT DOWN used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

BOLT DOWN (verb)

Sense 1bolt down [BACK TO TOP]


Drink down entirely

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking


pour down; drink down; down; bolt down; belt down; toss off; pop; kill

Context examples:

He downed three martinis before dinner / She killed a bottle of brandy that night / They popped a few beer after work

Hypernyms (to "bolt down" is one way to...):

drink; imbibe (take in liquids)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sense 2bolt down [BACK TO TOP]


Eat a large amount of food quickly

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking


garbage down; gobble up; bolt down; shovel in

Context example:

The children gobbled down most of the birthday cake

Hypernyms (to "bolt down" is one way to...):

eat (take in solid food)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They bolt down more bread

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