make a bolt for (someone or something)

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make a bolt for (someone or something)

To run suddenly and at high speed toward someone or something. Our taxi was late picking us up, so I'm going to have to make a bolt for the train when we get to the station! I couldn't wait to get out of school, and I made a bolt for the door as soon as the bell rang. I was so anxious to be back home that I made a bolt for my parents as soon as I saw them in the airport.
See also: bolt, make