jolt - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/dʒəʊlt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyjolt
he/she/itjolts
present participlejolting
past tensejolted
past participlejolted
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to move with a sudden violent movement, or to make something move like this

    The bus jolted to a stop.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to shock someone so that they suddenly change what they are doing or thinking

    The alarm jolted me out of a deep sleep.