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.
See also: bolt, down
References in classic literature ?
It was a Nantucket ship, the Bachelor, which had just wedged in her last cask of oil, and bolted down her bursting hatches; and now, in glad holiday apparel, was joyously, though somewhat vain-gloriously, sailing round among the widely-separated ships on the ground, previous to pointing her prow for home.
And without waiting for further parley he fairly bolted down the road.
So instead of a large sum of money Dona Rita gave the girl a kiss and as she had been worried by several people who wanted her to go to Tolosa she bolted down this way just to get clear of all those busybodies.
but with a grateful glance up at the first floor in remembrance of Captain R-'s examination room (how easy and delightful all that had been) he bolted down a flight leading to the basement and found himself in a place of dusk and mystery and many doors.
Rovers took the lead in 13 minutes when Ross Matthews bolted down the right and his cross was tapped home by Greig Spence.
Two minutes later, they were ahead, Merthyr being robbed of possession on halfway and when Morgan Penfold bolted down the left flank, Brooks got into the box to turn in the cross.
Tenders are invited for provide basement foundation repair work includes reinforce wall with steel beams attached from the floor joist and bolted down to the basement floor.
He added: "It's locked and bolted down within the course so there's no danger of it drifting away.
BLOODSPORTS fan Theresa May bolted down a foxhole yesterday to avoid the Mirror Fox and the Mirror Chicken.
As of this posting, Makati city hall is on lockdown -- "door shutters down, elevators at a halt, stairs bolted down, selected floors without electricity, police preventing entry", the Office of the Court Administrator said.
A hidden screw enables the unit to be bolted down, and it can be rated for Zone 4/seismic compliance to protect against earthquakes.
Feathers fly, peanuts are pecked and bread crumbs bolted down as avian marauders flock to our back gardens to find enough food to survive the freezing mid-winter.
to touch--is hard as a porcelain handle bolted down, bone
Bug Burial Helen and Nadine had to lie in underground boxes for 10 minutes with the lids bolted down, while the crates were filled with jungle critters.