• (British) IPA: /dʒɒlt/, IPA: /dʒəʊlt/
  • (America) IPA: /dʒoʊlt/

jolt (jolts, present participle jolting; past and past participle jolted)

  1. (transitive) To push or shake abruptly and roughly.
    The bus jolted its passengers at every turn.
  2. (transitive) To knock sharply
  3. (transitive) To shock (someone) into taking action or being alert
    I jolted her out of complacency.
  4. (transitive) To shock emotionally.
    Her untimely death jolted us all.
  5. (intransitive) To shake; to move with a series of jerks.
    The car jolted along the stony path.
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  • German: einen Schlag versetzen
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jolt (plural jolts)

  1. An act of jolting.
  2. A surprise or shock.
  3. (slang) A long prison sentence.
  4. (slang) A narcotic injection.
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  • German: Schock, Aufrüttler, Waxhrüttler
  • Russian: встря́ска
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