HyperDic: jolt

English > 4 senses of the word jolt:
NOUNeventjolt, jar, jounce, shocka sudden jarring impact
actjolt, jerk, jerking, saccadean abrupt spasmodic movement
VERBmotionjolt, jarmove or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
emotionjoltdisturb (someone's) composure
jolt > pronunciation
Soundsjhow'lt
Rhymesbolt ... volt: 9 rhymes with owlt...
English > jolt: 4 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA sudden jarring impact.
Examples
  • "the door closed with a jolt"
  • "all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers"
Synonymsjar, jounce, shock
Broaderblow, bumpAn impact (as from a collision)
Spanishchoque, concusión, sacudida
Catalanxoc
Verbsjoltmove or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
English > jolt: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAn abrupt spasmodic movement.
Synonymsjerk, jerking, saccade
Broadermotion, movement, move, motilityA change of position that does not entail a change of location
Spanishsacudida, tirón
Catalanbatzegada, estremiment, sotragada, tremolor
Adjectivesjoltycausing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
Verbsjoltmove or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
English > jolt: 4 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Synonymjar
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanishagitar, sacudir
Catalanagitar, sacsejar
Nounsjoltan abrupt spasmodic movement
jolta sudden jarring impact
English > jolt: 4 senses > verb 2, emotion
Meaningdisturb (someone's) composure.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to jolt Sue
Example"The audience was jolted by the play"
Broaderdisturb, upset, troubleMove deeply
Spanishsobresaltar

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