Adjective "jolted" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Push or shake (someone or something) abruptly and roughly.
  1. 'Phoenix planted his foot on the accelerator jolting the vehicle forward.'
  2. 'A striking pain jolted her as the shock moved over to pain in her leg.'
  3. 'He obviously hadn't meant to jolt me that much, because his eyes lit in surprise, too, as he made every effort to catch me in return.'
  4. 'He reached for the doorknob, but was suddenly jolted with a shock of electricity.'
  5. 'Damien stumbled back a few paces, caught by surprise and jolted by the force of the blow.'
  6. 'The impact of the vehicle has jolted the whole house and the brickwork has moved by about 2cm, making it impossible to open a door in the kitchen.'
  7. 'They said that crew members told them the idea was to hit the tarmac with the gear on the left side to jolt the right gear loose.'
  8. 'Renae jolted her leg forward at him, kicking Trent's legs crossed on the floor.'
  9. 'Dakota was moving onto his second leaf when he was jolted roughly aside.'
  10. 'There was little damage but within 28 hours the city was jolted by 19 tremors.'
  11. 'she tried to jolt him out of his depression'
  12. 'The sort of shock we are in now could jolt us out of our determination to squander every human and natural resource in the pursuit of money and power for some, poverty for most.'
  13. 'The genocide has also jolted the world into reconsidering how to prosecute mass killers.'
  14. 'The pangs of hunger afflicting the countryside has jolted the nation into realisation that food security ought to start at a household level.'
  15. 'Kasna gave her a gentle shake, jolting her mind from its incoherent tangles of thought.'
  16. 'It is appealing in the way that independent thinking still has the power to appeal to us with the unexpected shock of the cold water that jolts us out of a sluggish morning.'
  17. 'A faint scream from the corpse jolted the men from their shock.'
  18. 'the train jolted into motion'
  19. 'The ship suddenly jolted and an explosion occurred afterwards.'
  20. 'Vincent jolted backwards; the electricity hit him too.'
  21. 'The three walked silently on for a few steps, when Dawn jolted suddenly.'
  22. 'The bones in his arm jolted violently, causing him to retract, clutching it in pain.'
  23. 'He slapped the horses and the wagon jolted into motion.'
  24. 'Suddenly the train jolted to a stop and a bunch of armed men entered, forcing us off the train.'
  25. 'The cab jolted to a violent stop and Rock sprang excitedly into the street.'
  26. 'The sudden vibration of her phone caused her to jolt, earning an odd stare from the boy sitting next to her.'
  27. 'She also expressed concerns about the safety of people standing up, especially disabled people and pregnant women, if the train suddenly jolted.'
  28. 'Suddenly, the bus jolted to a halt and his head crashed into the seat in front of him.'


An abrupt rough or violent movement.
  1. 'Nothing happened for a bit, and I thought he'd said it just to keep us quiet, but then there was a sudden jolt and we jumped to the left a bit.'
  2. 'He landed on the stone tiles with an audible thump, and a nasty jolt of fresh pain jumped up his spine.'
  3. 'Darin thumps into the chair, wincing as the impact sends a jolt of pain up his spine.'
  4. 'I winced from the abrupt jolt, but he said nothing about it.'
  5. 'The little flickers of static electricity were turning into small jolts.'
  6. 'Every step was a jolt of pain through her body, but she couldn't let Luz know this.'
  7. 'A sharp jolt shook Missy's plane as a missile exploded against the back part of her shield.'
  8. 'Suddenly, there was a jolt which made Lazarus jump.'
  9. 'Any movement shot jolts of electricity to my toes, curling them in pain.'
  10. 'Suddenly the room started shaking, then, with a violent jolt, it stopped.'
  11. 'that information gave her a severe jolt'
  12. 'Feeling a jolt of surprise in my stomach, I look hesitantly back.'
  13. 'He returned, once again sitting beside me, his hand fell on mine causing a jolt to shock my stomach.'
  14. 'Then, suddenly, a jolt of shock went coursing through her as she glanced beyond the double doors, toward the gates of the school.'
  15. 'He suddenly gave a jolt of surprise when he spotted her.'
  16. 'Dazed by pain and fear, I suddenly felt a jolt of anger - no, fury - in my stomach.'
  17. 'He anticipates a degree of culture shock and sees such a jolt as an opportunity for exchange of ideas.'
  18. 'With a jolt of surprise, she realized that this had all been planned.'
  19. 'When he was born, when I saw him for the first time, the ecstasy that I felt was piercing, electric, transfiguring, a jolt of joy.'
  20. 'She soon realized what he was doing with a violent jolt.'
  21. 'Almost immediately, he felt a jolt of apprehension and anger rush through him.'

More definitions

1. to jar, shake, or cause to move by or as if by a sudden rough thrust; shake up roughly: The bus jolted its passengers as it went down the rocky road.

2. to knock sharply so as to dislodge: He jolted the nail free with a stone.

3. to stun with a blow, especially in boxing.

4. to shock emotionally or psychologically: His sudden death jolted us all.

5. to bring to a desired state sharply or abruptly: to jolt a person into awareness.

6. to make active or

More examples(as adjective)

"riders can be jolted by gestures."

"investors can be jolted."

"markets can be jolted."

"confidences can be jolted."

"shares can be jolted."

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(jolt)Late 16th century: of unknown origin.