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.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

make a bolt for someone or something

Fig. to run quickly to or at someone or something. The child came into the room and made a bolt for her mother. The dog made a bolt for the door.
See also: bolt, make
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

make a bolt for

try to escape by moving suddenly towards something.
A bolt here is a sudden spring or start into rapid motion, typically that made by a horse breaking into an uncontrollable gallop.
See also: bolt, make
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