An abrupt push in the crowd that pushes you forward is an example of a jolt.
A surprise that someone gives you that encourages you to get your life back on track is an example of a jolt.
Jolted his opponent with a heavy punch; an impact that jolted the mailbox loose.
She was jolted by the betrayal of her trusted friend.
When you push someone roughly in a crowd, this is an example of a time when you jolt him.
When you give someone a surprise to try to wake them up and get them back on track in life, this is an example of a time when you jolt him.
When you lurch forward unsteadily, this is an example of a time when you jolt forward.
Stops and starts that jolted the passengers.
A jolt of whiskey.
His resignation was a jolt to the whole staff.
The remark jolted my memory.
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Origin of jolt
- Origin unknown
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Maybe from Middle English jollen.