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English definition of “jolt”

jolt

noun [C] (SHOCK)    /dʒəʊlt/ US  /dʒoʊlt/
an unpleasant shock or surprise : His self-confidence took a sudden jolt with the news that he had not been selected .Making people sad, shocked and upset
(Definition of jolt noun (SHOCK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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