n (on door)
→ the sound of a bolt being slowly slid open
→ Open the bolt.
→ nuts and bolts
→ The bolts are all tight enough.
a bolt of lightning la foudre
→ He was struck by a bolt of lightning.
a bolt from the blue un coup de tonnerre dans un ciel bleu
to come as a bolt from the blue être un coup de tonnerre
→ The decision came as a bolt from the blue.
to make a bolt for it
(=run away) déguerpir
[sit] droit (e) comme un piquet
→ When I pushed his door open, Trevor was sitting bolt upright in bed.
[+door, window] verrouiller
→ The last thing she did every night was to bolt the door.
to bolt sth to sth fixer qch à qch
→ a wooden bench which was bolted to the floor
→ Don't bolt your food, you'll get indigestion.
[person] filer (comme une flèche) → I made some excuse and bolted for the exit.
[horse] s'emballer → I was terrified that the horse would bolt. → two of the horses bolted and headed straight for Mrs Clune
bolt cutter , bolt-cutter
n coupe-boulons m
n (British) refuge m
→ The hotel is an ideal bolt-hole for Londoners.
→ Blair needs a bolt hole from his own backbenchers