bolt down

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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.
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You could check the manifold height at this stage for flatness, but I think it's more accurate to bolt it down to the proper torque value first, and then measure it for flatness.