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English definition of “jolt”

jolt

noun [C]     /dʒəʊlt/
SUDDEN MOVEMENT a sudden , violent movement : With a sudden jolt the train started moving again.Making short, sudden movements
SHOCK an unpleasant shock or surprise : The reminder that he was dead gave her a jolt.Feelings of surprise and amazement
(Definition of jolt noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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