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jolt

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Maybe from Middle English jollen.

VerbEdit

jolt (third-person singular simple present jolts, present participle jolting, simple past and past participle jolted)

  1. (transitive) To push or shake abruptly and roughly.
    The bus jolted its passengers.
  2. (transitive) To knock sharply; to deal a blow to.
  3. (transitive) To shock (someone) into taking action or being alert; as, to jolt someone out of complacency
  4. (transitive) To shock emotionally.
    Her untimely death jolted us all.
  5. (intransitive) To shake; to move with a series of jerks.
    The bus jolted along the stony path.

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NounEdit

jolt (plural jolts)

  1. An act of jolting.
  2. A surprise or shock.
  3. (slang) A long prison sentence.
  4. (slang) A narcotic injection.

Coordinate termsEdit

  • (prison sentence): bit

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