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English definition of “jolt”

jolt

verb [T]     /dʒəʊlt/
to make prices , levels of activity , etc. change suddenly : Rising oil prices and the continued slump in the housing market combined to jolt consumer confidence .be jolted by sth Global markets have been jolted by the half point rise in US interest rates .
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