jolt definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to maneuver or dislodge with a rapid, hard blow; hit heavily or jarringly: jolted their opponent with huge punch; a direct impact that jolted the mailbox loose.
    • To cause to move jerkily: stops and begins that jolted the passengers.
    • To put into a specified condition by or just as if by a blow: "Now and then he jolted a nodding audience awake by inserting a witty paragraph” ( Walter Blair).
    • To make all of a sudden active or effective: The comment jolted my memory.
    • To disturb suddenly and seriously; stun: She ended up being jolted because of the betrayal of the woman trusted friend.
    • resulting in to maneuver with an abrupt movement, especially an up and down movement, like in a carriage groing through rough floor, or on a high-trotting horse
    • To stun or shock you physically, as with a blow or electrical surprise.
    • To stun or shock or change the state of mind of (an individual) suddenly, just as if with a blow.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To continue in an irregular, bumpy, or jerky manner.
    • To shake with short, abrupt risings and fallings, as a carriage moving on harsh surface.
  • noun:
    • A sudden jarring or jerking, as from a heavy blow or an abrupt action. See Synonyms at collision.
    • an abrupt, powerful feeling of surprise or disappointment; a shock.
    • the reason for these types of a feeling: The news emerged as a jolt.
    • a short powerful section: a jolt of electricity; a jolt of whiskey.
    • An act of jolting.
    • A surprise or surprise.
    • an extended prison sentence.
    • A narcotic injection.
    • a rapid shock or jerk; a jolting motion, as with a carriage going more than rough ground.
    • A physical or emotional surprise; see jolt v. t. sensory faculties 2 and 3.
    • something that causes a jolt{2}.
    • A shock or shake by a rapid jerk, like in a carriage.
    • plural Cabbage-plants that within the spring visit seed prematurely.
    • Synonyms Collision, Concussion, etc. See surprise.
    • a sudden jarring influence
    • an abrupt spasmodic activity
  • verb:
    • To press or shake abruptly and roughly.
    • To knock dramatically; to deal a blow to.
    • To shock (someone) into taking action or being alert; as, to jolt someone out of complacency
    • To surprise emotionally.
    • To shake; to move with some jerks.
    • move or cause to move with an abrupt jerky motion
    • disrupt (someone's) composure
  • others:
    • To shake with sudden jerks, such as a carriage on harsh surface, or on a high-trotting horse.
    • To move with quick, abrupt risings and fallings, as a carriage on harsh ground; have actually a shaking or jerking motion.

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