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jolt

noun

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1 a forceful coming together of two things
  • pack the glass vase so that it won't fall victim to any hard jolts in transit

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2 something that makes a strong impression because it is so unexpected
  • the news of the CEO's sudden retirement was a jolt to us all

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jolt

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of jolt (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make a series of small irregular or violent movements
  • the roller coaster car jerked and jolted as it coursed along the old wooden tracks

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2 to move or cause to move with a sharp quick motion
  • she jolted the door open with her elbow

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The first known use of jolt was in 1596

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“Jolt.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/jolt. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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