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 ?
He bolts down all events, all creeds, and beliefs, and persuasions, all hard things visible and invisible, never mind how knobby; as an ostrich of potent digestion gobbles down bullets and gun flints.
Allen Durham carried the Bolts down the stretch, finishing with 35 points and 13 rebounds as they climbed to 9-2 and seal a twice-to-beat edge against No.
Despite its small size and compact, 10-inch power stroke, the Micro 335 still propels bolts down range at a speedy 335 fps.
Looks like CorrieOs Shelly, aka Sally Lindsay, is a runaway bride, as she bolts down the street on her wedding day to psycho Charlie.
Tyrone goes round to Katy's to pose as her boyfriend, but with Tommy still gunning for him, bolts down his tea with a "Ta.
I can say that I feel quite guilty knowing the only stress in my job is making sure that I screw enough bolts down.
Whoever bolts down the huge mountain of sheep's lungs, liver and heart quickest is the winner.
2) Lenny Dykstra of the Phillies bolts down the baseline with chaw secured safely under his cheek.
You leaf through the stack of newly-arrived catalogs on your desk and settle on some brand-new jerseys and pants with day-glow numbers and lightning bolts down the side leg panel.
As the name suggests, Mission's new MX13-400 rockets 400-grain bolts down range at an advertised 400 fps.
While it was easy to pin the blame on the reigning Rookie of the Year for his end-game miscues, he believes it was the accumulation of those bad decisions which let the Bolts down.