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Meaning of JOLT

Pronunciation:  jowlt

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

JOLT is a 4 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: jar, jar, jerk, jerking, jounce
 See Also: blow, bump, disturb, motility, motion, move, move, movement, trouble, upset



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
  3. \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.
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