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Definition 1: an abrupt spasmodic movement - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for jolt in the sense of this definition

(jolt is a kind of ...) a change of position that does not entail a change of location

"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise" "movement is a sign of life" "an impatient move of his hand" "gastrointestinal motility"

Definition 2: a sudden jarring impact - [noun denoting event]

Samples where jolt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the door closed with a jolt
  • all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers

Synonyms for jolt in the sense of this definition

(jolt is a kind of ...) an impact (as from a collision)

"the bump threw him off the bicycle"

Definition 3: disturb (someone's) composure - [verb of emotion]

Samples where jolt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The audience was jolted by the play

(jolt is a kind of ...) move deeply

"This book upset me" "A troubling thought"

Definition 4: move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for jolt in the sense of this definition

(jolt is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

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