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English definition of “jolt”

jolt

verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep] (MOVE SUDDENLY)    /dʒəʊlt/ US  /dʒoʊlt/
to (cause something or someone to) move suddenly and violently: The train stopped unexpectedly and we were jolted forwards. The truck jolted along the rough track through the field.Making short, sudden movements
(Definition of jolt verb (MOVE SUDDENLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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