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jolt

noun

1 jolt

A sudden jarring impact:
— The door closed with a jolt.
— All the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers.

synonyms: jar, jounce, shock.

Roget 315: agitation, stir, tremor, shake, ripple, jog, jolt, jar, jerk, shock, succussion, trepidation, quiver, quaver, ... show more

Roget 276: impulse, impulsion, impetus; momentum; push, pulsion, thrust, shove, jog, jolt, brunt, booming, boost [U.S.], throw; ... show more



2 jolt

An abrupt spasmodic movement.

synonyms: jerk, jerking, saccade.

Dutch: schok

verb

1 jolt

Move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion.

synonym: jar.

Roget 315: be agitated &c.; shake; tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf; quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, ... show more

Roget 276: give an impetus etc. n.; impel, push; start, give a start to, set going; drive, urge, boom; thrust, prod, ... show more

Dutch: in de war brengen, ontnuchteren, verwarren

2 jolt

Disturb (someone's) composure.

Dutch: kwetsen


Moby thesaurus: agitate, amaze, amble, assault, astonish, astound, barge, bear, bear upon, bearing, blow, bob, bobble, bombshell, boost, bounce, bowl along, bowl down, bowl over, buck ... show more.

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