Definition of jolt:
- A sudden shock or jerk; a jolting motion, as in a carriage moving over rough ground.
- To cause to shake with a sudden up and down motion, as in a carriage going over rough ground, or on a high- trotting horse; as, the horse jolts the rider; fast driving jolts the carriage and the passengers.
- To shake with short, abrupt risings and fallings, as a carriage moving on rough ground; as, the coach jolts.
bounce, jerky, cushion, tug, swing, thrill, seismic disturbance, daze, electrical shock, start, shock absorber, jerk, joggle, dork, jerking, excite, electric shock, wonder, repetition, wave, oscillate, vibrate, collide, lurch, fluctuate, flap, jarful, jounce, shake up, clash, stupor, waver, jar, tremble, totter, reel, saccade, rock, blow, jerked meat, brandish, flutter, sway, electrify, bump around, impact.
- agitate (part of speech: verb)
motivate (part of speech: verb)
- surprise (part of speech: verb)
- impulse (part of speech: noun)
- "The Blue Pavilions", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
- "Invaders from the Infinite", John Wood Campbell.
But I must admit that it is not always easy to tell when people will sympathize with you, for I remember that my brother was once in a railway accident, and though he got nothing more than a slight jolt he was considered a hero for a long time, while, a few days later, I sat upon a pin and hurt myself quite badly, but was told by my nurse not to be silly.- "Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate", Charles Turley.