jolted


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jolt

 (jōlt)
v. jolt·ed, jolt·ing, jolts
v.tr.
1. To move or dislodge with a sudden, hard blow; strike heavily or jarringly: jolted his opponent with a heavy punch; an impact that jolted the mailbox loose.
2. To cause to move jerkily: stops and starts that jolted the passengers.
3. To put into a specified condition by or as if by a blow: "Now and then he jolted a nodding reader awake by inserting a witty paragraph" (Walter Blair).
4. To make suddenly active or effective: The remark jolted my memory.
5. To disturb suddenly and severely; stun: She was jolted by the betrayal of her trusted friend.
v.intr.
To proceed in an irregular, bumpy, or jerky fashion.
n.
1. A sudden jarring or jerking motion, as from a blow.
2.
a. A sudden, strong feeling of surprise or disappointment; a shock.
b. The cause of such a feeling: His resignation was a jolt to the whole staff.
3. A brief strong portion: a jolt of whiskey.

[Origin unknown.]

jolt′er n.
jolt′i·ly adv.
jolt′y adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.jolted - bumped or shaken jerkily; "the jolted passengers"
agitated - physically disturbed or set in motion; "the agitated mixture foamed and bubbled"
2.jolted - disturbed psychologically as if by a physical jolt or shock; "retrieved his named from her jolted memory"; "the accident left her badly shaken"
agitated - troubled emotionally and usually deeply; "agitated parents"
References in classic literature ?
The wagon jolted on, carrying me I knew not whither.
And the cab jolted in front of a steamy, greasy shop in a blaze of gas and in the smell of fried fish.
What time, the mail-coach lumbered, jolted, rattled, and bumped upon its tedious way, with its three fellow-inscrutables inside.
And just outside the terminus the train jolted over temporary rails, and on either side of the railway the houses were blackened ruins.
In each of the long German carts six or more pale, dirty, bandaged men were being jolted over the stony road.
2 magnitude on International Richter scale jolted Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.
6 magnitude jolted several areas of Peshawar and adjoin areas, however, no casualty or damage was reported.