bolt upright

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.


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  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bolt upright — ► bolt upright with the back very straight. Main Entry: ↑bolt …   English terms dictionary

  • bolt upright — STRAIGHT, rigidly, stiffly. → bolt * * * bolt upright Upright, and straight as an arrow • • • Main Entry: ↑bolt * * * bolt upright phrase with your back very straight Iris sat bolt upright in her seat throughout the interview. Thesaurus: in a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bolt Upright — Infobox musical artist Name = Bolt Upright Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Origin = Hollywood, CA Genre = Alternative metal, Rapcore Years active = Label = Sony 550 Music Associated acts = URL = Current members =… …   Wikipedia

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

  • bolt upright — with your back very straight Iris sat bolt upright in her seat throughout the interview …   English dictionary

  • bolt upright — idi stiffly or rigidly straight: to sit bolt upright[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • bolt upright-ness — see bolt adv …   Useful english dictionary

  • bolt-upright — a. Perpendicular, quite upright …   New dictionary of synonyms

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