• An act of jolting.
  • (slang) A narcotic injection.
  • (slang) A long prison sentence.
  • A surprise or shock.


  • (transitive) To shock (someone) into taking action or being alert; as, to jolt someone out of complacency
  • (transitive) To knock sharply; to deal a blow to.
  • (intransitive) To shake; to move with a series of jerks.

    "The bus jolted along the stony path."

  • (transitive) To push or shake abruptly and roughly.

    "The bus jolted its passengers."

  • (transitive) To shock emotionally.

    "Her untimely death jolted us all."

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