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bolt down

1. To anchor or fasten something in place, as with bolts. A noun can be used between "bolt" and "down" or after "down." We need to bolt down the shed before the big storm. If that panel keeps popping up, we're going to need to bolt it down.
2. To eat something quickly. A noun can be used between "bolt" and "down" or after "down." He bolted down his dinner because he was already late for the airport. Savor it a little, will you? Don't just bolt it down!
See also: bolt, down

bolt something down

 
1. Lit. to fasten something down securely with bolts. Did anyone bolt the washing machine down? Someone should bolt down this washing machine.
2. Fig. to eat something too rapidly. Don't bolt your food down. She bolted down her dinner and ran out to play.
See also: bolt, down
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Since the machines require no bolt down, same day operation is possible in most case.
So many thrill-seeking kids crowd around the landings on the upper floors at the Mentrocentro and Plaza Inter malls, daring one another to bolt down the rising stairs, that the managers have been driven to near-homicidal distraction.
before the next major earthquake, the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) today approved a unique joint financing venture with Wells Fargo Bank designed to help up to 100,000 property owners throughout the city bolt down their homes to their foundations.
Under the program, the CRA will provide low-interest loans of up to $10,000 to single-family homeowners throughout Los Angeles to bolt down their homes to their foundations, strap chimneys and water heaters, brace weakened interior and exterior walls and other preventative measures.
12" X 12 X 12 Deep Junction Box With Bolt Down Lid.
17 Wide X 30 Long X 18 Deep Junction Box With Bolt Down Lid.
If you're covering a patio area use Metpost Bolt Down post footings which can be screwed into the paving to hold the upright posts.
CUT RISKS: Bolt down furniture and statues if possible
Available in 18- to 255-lb capacities, these machines are freestanding units that require no bolt down or conventional concrete foundations.
Work includes mobilization; 740 EA replace manhole frame/cover; 24 EA replace bolted manhole frame/cover; 577 ea seal frame & grade adjustment (paved); 254 EA seal frame & grade adjustment (non-paved); 5 joints grout manhole wall joints; 429 EA grout pipe seals, lower 18" of manhole; 224 VF grade adjustment replacement; 5 EA complete manhole replacement; 8 EA install bolts/gaskets for bolt down covers; 2,814 VF apply cementitious coating; 154 VF apply epoxy coating to entire manhole; 106 EA construct new grade adjustment using flattop; 15 VF urethane manhole chimney seal; trench and safety systems.
Glenys said: "I'm always telling my sons not to bolt down their food so we have had quite a laugh over this.