1 jar, shake (up), jostle, bump, bounce, jerk:
The cart jolted over the rough terrain.
2 butt, strike, hit, push, nudge, elbow, knock, jab:
He jolted me so hard he actually cracked a rib.
3 shock, astonish, astound, amaze, surprise, startle, stun, dumbfound or dumfound, stupefy, strike dumb, daze, shake (up):
I was jolted to learn that my husband had been arrested for murder.
4 lurch, jar, jerk, bump, jump, bounce, start:
The train started with a jolt that almost knocked me over.
5 blow, shock, surprise, bolt from the blue, bombshell:
It was certainly a jolt to discover that she had left me.
nasty, severe, sharp, sickening, sudden, unpleasant | little, slight
VERB + JOLT
feel | give
My mother's death gave me a severe jolt.
| send | receive
She received such a jolt that she nearly dropped her cup.
with a ~
The train started with a jolt.
| ~ of
The blow sent a jolt of pain through his body.
| ~ to
His dismissal was a severe jolt to his pride.
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