stand bolt upright

stand bolt upright
sit/stand bolt ˈupright idiom
to sit or stand with your back straight
Main entry:boltidiom

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  • upright — I UK [ˈʌpraɪt] / US [ˈʌpˌraɪt] adverb * sitting or standing with a straight back The dog was sitting upright on its hind legs. sit/stand bolt upright (= suddenly sit or stand very straight): Jenny sat bolt upright when she heard the noise.… …   English dictionary

  • upright — up|right1 [ ʌp,raıt ] adverb * in or into a steady correct position: We struggled to keep the boat upright. a. in or into a straight standing position: Pictures were propped upright against all the walls. b. sitting or standing with a straight… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bolt — bolt1 [bəult US boult] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(lock)¦ 2¦(screw)¦ 3 a bolt from (out of) the blue 4 bolt of lightning 5 make a bolt for it 6¦(weapon)¦ 7¦(cloth)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: short arrow ] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bolt — 1 noun (C) 1 LOCK a metal bar that you slide across a door or window to fasten it 2 SCREW a screw with a flat head and no point, for fastening two pieces of metal together 3 a bolt from out of the blue news that is sudden and unexpected: It was a …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • upright — 1 adjective 1 standing straight up 2 always behaving in an honest way: decent, upright citizens uprightness noun (U) 2 adverb 1 sitting or standing with your back straight: sit/stand bolt upright: He sat bolt upright, startled by the scream. 2 if …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • upright — adj 1. erect, bolt upright, stright up, stright up and down, up and down; vertical, plumb, perpendicular, Math. normal; standing, standing up, stand up, rearing, Heraldry. rampant; upraised, upreared, uplifted, upended. 2. honest, upstanding,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • stand up — Synonyms and related words: answer, arise, ascend, avail, be consistent, be equal to, be erect, be proof against, be the case, be true, be truthful, bear, bear up, bear up against, bristle, cock up, come up, come up fighting, conform to fact,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • upright — Synonyms and related words: Christian, Klavier, Samson post, Steinway, angelic, arrowlike, at attention, azimuth circle, baby grand, baluster, balustrade, banister, base, blameless, bolt upright, caryatid, cast up, cembalo, clarichord,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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