Definition of jolt noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dʒəʊlt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʒoʊlt//
    [usually singular] Surprise
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  1. 1a sudden rough movement synonym jerk The plane landed with a jolt.
  2. 2a sudden strong feeling, especially of shock or surprise a jolt of dismay See related entries: Surprise
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent.: of unknown origin.Extra examples My mother’s death gave me a severe jolt. She received such a jolt that she nearly dropped her cup. The blow sent a jolt of pain through his body. The train started with a jolt.
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