jolting


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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.

jolting

(ˈdʒəʊltɪŋ)
n
the action of moving suddenly and quite violently
adj
causing or characterized by sudden jars or blowscausing surprise or shock
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.jolting - causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements; "a rough ride"
Translations

jolting

[ˈdʒəʊltɪŋ] N [of vehicle] → traqueteo m

jolting

nRütteln nt, → Schütteln nt, → Holpern nt
References in classic literature ?
I tried to go to sleep, but the jolting made me bite my tongue, and I soon began to ache all over.
He loved the old rumbling and jolting carts, the former track of which he still found in his long-buried remembrance, as the observer of to-day finds the wheel-tracks of ancient vehicles in Herculaneum.
And the wagon drove off, rattling and jolting over the frozen road.
How it contrasts with hot and perspiring pedestrianism, and dusty and deafening railroad rush, and tedious jolting behind tired horses over blinding white roads!
They were stiff with their long and jolting drive from Whitcross, and chilled with the frosty night air; but their pleasant countenances expanded to the cheerful firelight.