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English noun: jolt

1. jolt (event) a sudden jarring impact

SamplesThe door closed with a jolt.
All the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers.

Synonymsjar, jounce, shock

Broader (hypernym)blow, bump

2. jolt (act) an abrupt spasmodic movement

Synonymsjerk, jerking, saccade

Broader (hypernym)motility, motion, move, movement

English verb: jolt

1. jolt (motion) move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)move

2. jolt (emotion) disturb (someone's) composure

SamplesThe audience was jolted by the play.

ExamplesThe performance is likely to jolt Sue

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)disturb, trouble, upset

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