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 ?
I tell you you are bolting down mouthfuls from a dead Happar's carcass, as sure as you live, and no mistake!'
The robber calmly walked out and headed north on Buchanan Street before bolting down a lane.
We have taken to bolting down the outside furniture so it doesn't go walk about during neighborhood college parties.
Straight from the off, L&G were on the attack, with Coryton on the back foot, Christian Roche bolting down the wing and causing the full-back all sorts of problems, but the final ball proved to be quite elusive.
BOLTING down food helps to treble the risk of being overweight, it was claimed.
BOLTING down food until you are full trebles the risk of obesity.
I've heard of bolting down your meal - but that's ridiculous.
But focusing on cargo containers and ports without also securing cruise ships and ferries "is like bolting down the front door of a house and leaving the back door wide open," the report said.
Screen veteran Donald Sutherland sensibly croaks in the opening sequences after bolting down his last few beers, but what are the Germans going to do about his legacy?
Additionally, Pro-Series washer-extractors do not require rebar-reinforced concrete foundations or bolting down.
The semi-final against Sutton Coldfield produced a tense 0-0 draw - Dale Jones, Simon Floyd and Thomas Hine bolting down the Coventry defence - and skipper Sean Whitehouse struck in extra-time to put Coventry into the final for the second successive season.
Despite bolting down the final 200m on the same track where he set his world junior mile record of 3:50.41 two years previously, Ngeny had to settle for an African record.
Finish the job by bolting down the railing (Photo 5).
Efforts that are recognized range from installing a new computer system, which should have taken days, in just a few hours; to compressing a three-week electrical-cabinet modification into a week with teamwork and overtime; to revamping the previously labor-intensive process of positioning and bolting down a robot to a quick, one-person job.
BOLTING down your food increases the risk of being overweight, a study has revealed.