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joltverb [T]

 us   /dʒoʊlt/
to cause something or someone to move suddenly and violently, or to surprise someone in an unpleasant way: I was jolted out of bed by the earthquake. He was jolted by the sight of bodies lying in the lobby.

joltnoun [C]

 us   /dʒoʊlt/
a sudden, violent movement or force, or a large and unpleasant surprise: jolts of electricity She bumped into him, and the jolt sent his books to the ground. Jack realized with a jolt of fear that he was helpless.
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