To jolt is defined as to push, prod, shake, or surprise someone abruptly or in order to make them act, or to lurch or move ungracefully.(verb)
The definition of a jolt is an abrupt movement or a surprise or shock.(noun)
See jolt in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: earlier jot, to jog, bump, of echoic orig: prob. infl. by obs. jowl, to strike
See jolt in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb jolt·ed, jolt·ing, jolts verb, transitive
Origin: Origin unknown.
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