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Noun
An abrupt rough or violent movement
“I countered the sudden jolt of the van taking off with a solid push to the left to avoid falling backward.”
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A forceful clash of two entities
“The jolt from the accident causes the car seat to flip forward so that it is head down in front of the seat.”
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An unexpected surprise or shock
“News of overspending came as a jolt to government agencies as economists had been saying that savings were on the rise.”
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An unexpected scare or fright
“Billy's silly prank gave me a nasty jolt.”
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An act of pushing someone or something in order to move them away from oneself
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An abrupt, damaging breakdown or failure
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Emotional shock following a stressful event or a physical injury, which may lead to long-term neurosis
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Anything that serves to remind
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An act or instance of tossing something
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(narratology) A technique of having something occur suddenly to frighten the audience
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A sudden violent twist or pull
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A violent confrontation
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The punishment assigned to a defendant found guilty by a court, or fixed by law for a particular offence
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A sense of thrill or excitement
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To push or shake abruptly and roughly
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“He mustered as much energy as he could and let loose with a forcible kick to jolt the door open.”
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To move with sudden lurches
“Tristen would jolt sideways, flailing his arms violently in an attempt to escape.”
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To vibrate forcefully
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“Driving at a fast speed proved impossible as the car would begin to jolt violently.”
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To cause an unpleasant surprise to
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“News of the latest atrocity would jolt much of the population.”
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To stimulate into action
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Pull with a jerk
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To collide forcefully with something
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Moving by hitting hard
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