Bolt and Hasten


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Bolt verb – To proceed or move quickly.
Usage example: the cat bolted for the food dish the minute he spied it

Hasten is a synonym for bolt in activity topic. In some cases you can use "Hasten" instead a verb "Bolt", when it comes to topics like move.
Nearby Words: bolted, bolter, bolting
Synonyms for Bolt


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Hasten verb – To proceed or move quickly.
Usage example: the contractors hastened to complete the project before the deadline

Bolt is a synonym for hasten in hurry topic. You can use "Bolt" instead a verb "Hasten", if it concerns topics such as activity, move, rush.
Nearby Words: hasty, haste, hastening
Synonyms for Hasten

Common collocations

bit bolt bit hasten bit
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Hasten and Bolt. (2016). Retrieved 2022, May 23, from
Bolt & Hasten. N.p., 2016. Web. 23 May. 2022. <>.
Hasten or Bolt. 2016. Accessed May 23, 2022.

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