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noun (n)

  • a sudden jarring impact (noun.event)
    Synonym: jar, jounce, shock
    The door closed with a jolt.
    All the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers.
    source: wordnet30
  • an abrupt spasmodic movement (noun.act)
    Synonym: jerk, jerking, saccade
    source: wordnet30
  • A sudden shock or jerk; a jolting motion, as in a carriage moving over rough ground. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion (verb.motion)
    Synonym: jar
    source: wordnet30
  • disturb (someone's) composure (verb.emotion)
    The audience was jolted by the play.
    source: wordnet30
  • To shake with short, abrupt risings and fallings, as a carriage moving on rough ground; as, the coach jolts. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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