Difference between Abscond and Bolt

What is the difference between Abscond and Bolt?

Abscond as a verb is to hide; to withdraw; to be concealed : while Bolt as a verb is to connect or assemble pieces using a bolt.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To hide; to withdraw; to be concealed : To depart secretly; to steal away, particularly to avoid arrest or prosecution : To withdraw from, to leave from; to hide from : To hide [something], to conceal [something]; to take away [something] :


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To connect or assemble pieces using a bolt.To secure a door by locking or barring it.To flee, to depart, to accelerate suddenly.To escape.Of a plant, to grow quickly; to go to seed.To swallow food without chewing it.To drink one's drink very quickly; to down a drink.To sift, especially through a cloth.

Part of speech: noun

Definition: A (usually) metal fastener consisting of a cylindrical body that is threaded, with a larger head on one end. It can be inserted into an unthreaded hole up to the head, with a nut then threaded on the other end; a heavy machine screw.A sliding pin or bar in a lock or latch mechanism.A bar of wood or metal dropped in horizontal hooks on a door and adjoining wall or between the two sides of a double door, to prevent the door(s) from being forced open.A sliding mechanism to chamber and unchamber a cartridge in a firearm.A shaft or missile intended to be shot from a crossbow or a catapult, especially a short, stout arrow.A lightning spark, i.e., a lightning bolt.A sudden event.A large roll of fabric or similar material, as a bolt of cloth.The standard linear measurement of canvas for use at sea: 39 yards.

Example sentence: But I am a blasted tree; the bolt has entered my soul; and I felt then that I should survive to exhibit what I shall soon cease to be - a miserable spectacle of wrecked humanity, pitiable to others and intolerable to myself.

We hope you now know whether to use Abscond or Bolt in your sentence.

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