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Noun: jolt  jówlt
  1. A sudden jarring impact
    "the door closed with a jolt"; "all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers";
    - jar, jounce, shock
     
  2. An abrupt spasmodic movement
    - jerk, jerking, saccade
Verb: jolt  jówlt
  1. Move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
    - jar
     
  2. Disturb (someone's) composure
    "The audience was jolted by the play"

Derived forms: jolted, jolting, jolts

Type of: blow, bump, disturb, motility, motion, move, movement, trouble, upset

Encyclopedia: Jolt