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An abrupt rough or violent movement
“I almost let go after a violent jolt sent my legs flying.”
A surprise or shock
A surprise or shock
“The campaign came at a time when America needed such a jolt.”
To make a series of small irregular or violent movements
“This latest atrocity has sent a fresh shock wave to jolt us out of our complacency.”
To push or shake abruptly and roughly
“He obviously hadn't meant to jolt me that much, because his eyes lit in surprise, too, as he made every effort to catch me in return.”
Move with sudden lurches
“Tristyn screamed and jolted upward and moved her legs in a quick manner in an attempt to escape as quickly as possible.”
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