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jolt

jolt

 
pronunciation:
jolt
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: jolted, jolting, jolts
definition 1: to shake up or cause to move with a jerk.
The clap of thunder jolted her out of her chair.
synonyms:
stun
similar words:
daze, jar, rock, shake, shock, startle
definition 2: to move in a rough, jerky way.
The wagon jolted along the dirt road.
synonyms:
jump
similar words:
bump, jar, lurch
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sudden shock.
The news of the attack gave us a jolt.
synonyms:
shock
similar words:
jar
definition 2: a jerk; movement that is or seems to be caused by a sudden, hard blow.
He jumped out of bed with a jolt.
similar words:
jerk, jump, shock, start
derivations: joltingly (adv.), jolter (n.)