make a dash for (someone or something)(redirected from make a bolt)
make a dash 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 dash for it when we get to the train station. I couldn't wait to get out of school, and I made a dash for the door as soon as the bell rang. I was so anxious to be back home that I made a dash for my parents as soon as I saw them in the airport.
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.
make a dash for someone or something
to run quickly for someone or something. Suddenly Max made a dash for Lefty and punched him in the stomach. John made a dash for the bathroom as soon as they arrived home.
make a bolt fortry 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.