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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


Synonymsjar


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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