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.
Inside the cab the spell of silence, in which the two women had endured shoulder to shoulder the jolting, rattling, and jingling of the journey, had been broken by Stevie's outbreak.
Give her her head, Tom,' cried the host; and away they went, down the narrow lanes; jolting in and out of the cart-ruts, and bumping up against the hedges on either side, as if they would go to pieces every moment.