jolt, jar, jounce, shock(noun)
a sudden jarring impact
"the door closed with a jolt"; "all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers"
jerk, jerking, jolt, saccade(verb)
an abrupt spasmodic movement
move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
disturb (someone's) composure
"The audience was jolted by the play"
To stun or shock a person physically, as with a blow or electrical shock; as, the earthquake jolted him out of bed.
To stun or shock or change the mental state of (a person) suddenly, as if with a blow; as, the sight of the house on fire jolted him into action; his mother's early death jolted his idyllic happiness.
A physical or psychological shock; see jolt v. t. senses 2 and 3; as, the stock market plunge was a big jolt to his sense of affluence; he touched the casing of the ungrounded motor and got a jolt from a short inside.
Something which causes a jolt; as, the bad news was a jolt.
An act of jolting.
A surprise or shock.
A long prison sentence.
A narcotic injection.
To push or shake abruptly and roughly.
The bus jolted its passengers.
To knock sharply; to deal a blow to.
To shock (someone) into taking action or being alert; as, to jolt someone out of complacency
To shock emotionally.
Her untimely death jolted us all.
To shake; to move with a series of jerks.
The bus jolted along the stony path.
Origin: Maybe from jollen.
to shake with short, abrupt risings and fallings, as a carriage moving on rough ground; as, the coach jolts
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
a sudden shock or jerk; a jolting motion, as in a carriage moving over rough ground
Origin: [Prob. fr. jole, joll, jowl, and orig. meaning, to knock on the head. See Jowl.]
Jolt is a fictional character, a superheroine in the Marvel Universe and a member of the Thunderbolts and Young Allies.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
jōlt, v.i. to shake with sudden jerks.—v.t. to shake with a sudden shock.—n. a sudden jerk.—ns. Jolt′er; Jolt′-head, Jolt′erhead, a blockhead.—adv. Jolt′ingly, in a jolting manner. [Old form joll, prob. conn. with jowl.]
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The numerical value of jolt in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of jolt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune.
She's going through something very different than he is, but yet she also needs a jolt, demolition.
We expect this report to deliver a further jolt to the Fed's confidence in their relatively optimistic economic outlook and further solidify the bias for a September hike.
I hope this book will give him a jolt, i hope it will help him to see the mistakes he has made and those he should stop making and why left-wing voters are feeling betrayed.
Chocolate is a huge caffeine source, i know people who don't drink coffee but they'll eat six little candy bars in a two-hour period because they want the same kind of jolt.
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Translations for jolt
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- разтърсвам, потресавамBulgarian
- rütteln, wachrütteln, holpern, aufrüttelnGerman
- traquetear, sacudirSpanish
- ravistaa, tärähdys, vaappua, järkyttää, tönäistä, lyödä, töniä, shokki, täräyttää, täristää, järkytys, heilahdella, tärinäFinnish
- crath, crathadhScottish Gaelic
- in de war brengen, ontnuchtering, schok, ontnuchteren, horten, verwarren, botsen, kwetsen, schokken, verrassingDutch
- встревожить, потрясать, трясти, удар, толчок, шок, тряхнуть, встряска, тряска, потрястиRussian
- ryck, stöt, skakningSwedish
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