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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
Translations of “jolt”
in Korean 급격한 동요…
in Arabic نَخْعة, رَجّة…
in French choc…
in Turkish sarsıntı, şok, nahoş sürpriz…
in Italian scossa, sobbalzo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動作, 震動,劇烈晃動, 顛簸…
in Russian толчок, потрясение…
in Polish szarpnięcie, wstrząs…
in Spanish choque…
in Portuguese solavanco…
in German der Schock…
in Catalan sotrac, batzegada…
in Japanese 揺れ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动作, 震动,剧烈晃动, 颠簸…
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