(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. lock, latch, bar; thunderbolt, stroke, flash. See closure, light. —v. dash, run [away]; winnow, sift; gobble, gulp. See escape, gluttony, velocity, food.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A rod used for fastening]
Syn. screw, brad, nut, skewer, peg, dowel, rivet, pin, spike, stud, coupling, kingbolt, key, lag screw, toggle bolt, pin, pipe, rod, bar, latch; see also lock 1 , nail , screw .
2. [A roll of goods or paper]
Syn. cylinder, roll, length, package, spindle, curl, coil, spiral, twist.
3. [Lightning]
Syn. stroke of lightning, sheet of lightning, thunderbolt, flash, stroke, discharge, fulguration, shock.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. fastener bar, lock, latch, rod, catch, pin, peg, screw, spike, coupling. see nail, screw
2. lightning flash, stroke, thunderbolt, shaft, chain. see lightning, storm, thunder
dart, spring, dash out, rush, flee, make a break for it, jump, leap, scoot, *hotfoot, *skedaddle.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun A sudden and involuntary movement: jump, start, startle. See MOVE. II verb 1. To move suddenly and involuntarily: jump, start. See MOVE. 2. To leave hastily: get out, run. Informal: clear out, get, hotfoot, skedaddle. Slang: hightail, scram, vamoose. Idioms: beat it, hightail it, hotfoot it, make tracks. See APPROACH. 3. To move swiftly: bucket, bustle, dart, dash, festinate, flash, fleet, flit, fly, haste, hasten, hurry, hustle, pelt2, race, rocket, run, rush, sail, scoot, scour2, shoot, speed, sprint, tear1, trot, whirl, whisk, whiz, wing, zip, zoom. Informal: hotfoot, rip. Slang: barrel, highball. Chiefly British: nip1. Idioms: get a move on, get cracking, go like lightning, go like the wind, hotfoot it, make haste, make time, make tracks, run like the wind, shake a leg, step (or jump) on it. See MOVE. 4. To swallow (food or drink) greedily or rapidly in large amounts: down, englut, engorge, gobble, gulp, guzzle, ingurgitate, swill, wolf. See INGESTION.

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