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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dʒɒlt/
- (General American) IPA(key): /dʒoʊlt/
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- Rhymes: -ɒlt
- (transitive) To push or shake abruptly and roughly.
- The bus jolted its passengers.
- (transitive) To knock sharply
- (transitive) To shock (someone) into taking action or being alert
- I jolted her out of complacency.
- (transitive) To shock emotionally.
- Her untimely death jolted us all.
- (intransitive) To shake; to move with a series of jerks.
- The bus jolted along the stony path.
to push or a shake
to shock into taking action
to shock emotionally
to shake, move with a series of jerks
jolt (plural jolts)
- An act of jolting.
- A surprise or shock.
- (slang) A long prison sentence.
- (slang) A narcotic injection.
- (prison sentence): bit
An act of jolting