Jolt - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dʒoʊlt|  American pronunciation of the word jolt
Brit.  |dʒəʊlt|  British pronunciation of the word jolt


- a sudden jarring impact(syn: jar, jounce, shock)
- an abrupt spasmodic movement (syn: jerk, jerking, saccade)


- move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion (syn: jar)
- disturb (someone's) composure


The explosion jolted the ship.

He was jolted forward when the bus stopped suddenly.

The loud bang jolted me awake.

The attack jolted the country into action.

She jolted the medical world with her announcement.

I sprang out of bed with a jolt.

The car stopped with a jolt.

I got quite a jolt when I heard the door slam.

The defeat was quite a jolt to the team.

The stock market suffered a major jolt yesterday.

She needed a jolt of caffeine to start her day.

The unexpected praise he received gave him a jolt of confidence.

It was a severe jolt to her pride.

She was finally jolted out of her depression.

We jolted along rough wet roads through an endless banana plantation.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: jolt
he/she/it: jolts
present participle: jolting
past tense: jolted
past participle: jolted
singular: jolt
plural: jolts
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