Definitions for joltdʒoʊlt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to cause to move by or as if by sudden rough jerks or bumps; shake up roughly.
to knock sharply so as to move or dislodge; jar.
to shock or startle.
to bring to a specified state sharply or abruptly:
to jolt someone into awareness.
to interfere with, esp. in a rough manner.
(v.i.)to move with a sharp jerk or a series of sharp jerks.
(n.)a jolting movement or blow.
a psychological shock.
a sudden, unexpected setback.
a bracing dose of something:
a jolt of whiskey.
Origin of jolt:
1590–1600; b. jot to jolt and joll to bump, both now dial.
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to move or make move roughly; = jerk
a bus jolting over mountain roads; The noise jolted him awake.; We stopped with 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
Translations for jolt
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a sudden movement or shake
The car gave a jolt and started.
- skok, skommel, horte, skud, stoot, stampAfrikaans
- هَزَّه، رَجَّهArabic
- внезапен ударBulgarian
- sacudidaPortuguese (BR)
- der RuckGerman
- τράνταγμα, απότομο τίναγμαGreek
- טִלטוּל פִּתאוֹמִיHebrew
- scossone, sobbalzoItalian
- 급격한 동요Korean
- rykk, støkkNorwegian
- skakning, stöt, ryckSwedish
- sarsma, sarsıntıTurkish
- 突然搖晃Chinese (Trad.)
- тряска; штовханUkrainian
- cái xóc; cái lắcVietnamese
- 突然震摇Chinese (Simp.)
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