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jolt

jolt

 
 
pronunciation:
jolt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: jolted, jolting, jolts
definition 1: to strike suddenly and forcefully so as to cause movement.
synonyms:
jar, shock, strike
definition 2: to shake up or cause to move as by a sudden and forceful blow.
synonyms:
stun
similar words:
daze, jar, rock, shake, shock, stagger, startle
definition 3: to shock or cause to change by or as if by a shock.
Her death jolted me into my senses.
synonyms:
shake, shock
similar words:
disturb, jar, perturb, rock, stagger, stun
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to move jerkily or in an irregular fashion.
The wagon jolted when it hit a bump.
synonyms:
jounce, jump
similar words:
bump, jar, jog, lurch
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sudden shock.
synonyms:
shock
similar words:
bombshell, jar, startle
definition 2: a motion caused by or as if by a sudden and forceful blow.
similar words:
buffet, jerk, jump, shock, start
definition 3: that which causes a shock, motion, or strong reaction.
a jolt of liquor
similar words:
jar
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derivations: joltingly (adv.), jolter (n.)