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Other Jolt Definition

[n] an abrupt spasmodic movement
[n] a sudden impact; "the door closed with a jolt"
[v] disturb (someone's) composure; "The audience was jolted by the play"
[v] move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion

Synonyms

jar, jar, jerk, jerking, jounce

Misc. Definitions

\Jolt\ (j[=o]lt), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Jolted}; p. pr. & vb. n. Jolting.] [Prob. fr. jole, joll, jowl, and originally meaning, to knock on the head. See {Jowl}.] To shake with short, abrupt risings and fallings, as a carriage moving on rough ground; as, the coach jolts.
\Jolt\, v. t. To cause to shake with a sudden up and down motion, as in a carriage going over rough ground, or on a high-trotting horse; as, the horse jolts the rider; fast driving jolts the carriage and the passengers.
\Jolt\, n. A sudden shock or jerk; a jolting motion, as in a carriage moving over rough ground. The first jolt had like to have shaken me out. --Swift.

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