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Definition of the verb bolt down

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  1. drink down entirely
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient]Cynthia ate the peach | Cynthia devoured the pizza | Cynthia drank the wine | Cynthia gobbled the pizza | Cynthia nibbled the carrot | Cynthia quaffed her mead | Cynthia sipped the drink | Cynthia swilled the beverage
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] downCynthia gobbled the pizza down
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] upCynthia gobbled the pizza up

      Verbs of Ingesting (with the same syntax): bolt, gobble, wolf.

    • lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
    • synonyms of bolt down: belt down / down / drink down / kill / pop / pour down / toss off
    • more generic words: drink / imbibe = take in liquids
  2. eat a large amount of food quickly

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for bolt down

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Google previewIllustrated Engineering Dictionary (1999)

Bildw├Ârterbuch Maschinenbau und Elektrotechnik by Heinz K. Flack, Georg M├Âllerke

Bolzen bolt down, to aufspannen (Werkstiick) bolted joint Schraubverbindung bolting Verschraubung bolt milling machine Bolzenschaft frasmaschine bolt, nut and tube threading machine Schrauben-, Mutter- und Rohrge- ...

Google previewSpons' dictionary of engineering, ed. by O. Byrne (and Spon). 8 div (1874)

by Oliver Byrne, Ernest Spon

A better arrangement, if it did not interfere with the space in the roof, would be to keep the tie-rods herizontal, or nearly so, and to continue the king- bolt down ...

Google previewSimon & Schuster Super Crossword Puzzle Dictionary And Reference Book (1999)

by Seth Godin, Lark Productions LLC, Seth Godin Productions

bolt down, downcast, downward, fine-tune, mastered, pour down, pull down, push down; 9 declining, depressed, down quark, downwards, drink down, go through, knock down, shoot down; 10 dispirited, downwardly; 11 downhearted, ...

Google previewSpons' Dictionary of Engineering, Civil, Mechanical, Military, and Naval (1874)

by Edward Spon, Oliver Byrne, Ernest Spon, Francis N. Spon

A better arrangement, if it did not interfere with the space in the roof, would be to keep the tie-rods herizontal, or nearly so, and to continuo the king- bolt down ...

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