Bolt upright
Bolt Bolt, adv. In the manner of a bolt; suddenly; straight; unbendingly. [1913 Webster]

[He] came bolt up against the heavy dragoon. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

{Bolt upright}. (a) Perfectly upright; perpendicular; straight up; unbendingly erect. --Addison. (b) On the back at full length. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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  • bolt upright — adv. Bolt upright is used with these verbs: ↑sit …   Collocations dictionary

  • bolt upright — in a position where you are sitting up with your back very straight. He woke to see her sitting bolt upright beside him and wondered what was the matter …   New idioms dictionary

  • bolt upright — in Scene 2, the corpse is supposed to sit suddenly bolt upright Syn: straight, rigidly, stiffly Ant: slouching …   Thesaurus of popular words

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