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EtymologyEdit

Perhaps from Middle English jollen.

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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 at every turn.
  2. (transitive) To knock sharply
  3. (transitive) To shock (someone) into taking action or being alert
    I jolted her 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 car 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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