Definitions for: Jolt


[n] an abrupt spasmodic movement
[n] a sudden impact; "the door closed with a jolt"
[v] disturb (someone's) composure; "The audience was jolted by the play"
[v] move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion



Webster (1913) Definition: Jolt (j[=o]lt), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Jolted; p. pr. &
vb. n. Jolting.] [Prob. fr. jole, joll, jowl, and originally
meaning, to knock on the head. See Jowl.]
To shake with short, abrupt risings and fallings, as a
carriage moving on rough ground; as, the coach jolts.


Jolt, v. t.
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.


Jolt, n.
A sudden shock or jerk; a jolting motion, as in a carriage
moving over rough ground.

The first jolt had like to have shaken me out. --Swift.

Synonyms: jar, jar, jerk, jerking, jounce

See Also: blow, bump, disturb, motility, motion, move, move, movement, trouble, upset

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Famous Quotes Containing Jolt:


The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune.

-- Charles R. Swindoll (American Clergyman)

Well, there are certain foods that I prefer not to eat because they're just such a jolt to the system.

-- Mary Tyler Moore (American Actress)


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