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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.
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 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.