jolt

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
jolt

Third-person singular
jolts

Past tense
jolted

Past participle
jolted

Present participle
jolting

  1. (transitive & intransitive) When you jolt something, you push or shake it suddenly.
    The bus was moving along a bumpy road, thus jolting its passengers along the way.
    I was sleeping soundly when I was suddenly jolted awake.

Noun[change]

Singular
jolt

Plural
jolts

  1. (countable) A jolt is a sudden violent movement.