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Meaning & Definition of Jolt in English

English

Jolt

/ʤoʊlt/

noun

1. A sudden jarring impact

  • "The door closed with a jolt"
  • "All the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers"
    synonym:
  • jolt
  • ,
  • jar
  • ,
  • jounce
  • ,
  • shock

2. An abrupt spasmodic movement

    synonym:
  • jerk
  • ,
  • jerking
  • ,
  • jolt
  • ,
  • saccade

verb

1. Move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion

    synonym:
  • jolt
  • ,
  • jar

2. Disturb (someone's) composure

  • "The audience was jolted by the play"
    synonym:
  • jolt