Jolt (verb)

  1. Shake suddenly and violently.
  2. Startle or surprise (someone) suddenly and unpleasantly.
  3. Cause (a machine or vehicle) to shake violently.


Mid 16th century: perhaps of scandinavian origin; compare with swedish dialect jol "a blow".


  1. The car jolted over the rough road.
  2. She was jolted awake by the sudden noise.
  3. The explosion jolted the building, causing the lights to flicker.
  4. The sudden movement of the horse jolted the rider.
  5. The train jolted to a halt, throwing the passengers forward.
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