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English definition of “jolt”

jolt

verb (SHOCK)    /dʒəʊlt/ US  /dʒoʊlt/
[T] to shock someone in order to change their behaviour or way of thinking: The charity used photos of starving children in an attempt to jolt the public conscience (= make them feel guilty and take action).Making people sad, shocked and upset jolt sb into/out of sth to give someone a sudden shock that forces them to act: The news about Sam's illness jolted her into action.Causing somebody to actUrging and persuading
(Definition of jolt verb (SHOCK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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