Synonyms of jolt in English:

jolt


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verb

1‘the train stopped suddenly, jolting the passengers to one side’

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push, thrust

jar, bump, knock, bang, jostle

shake, joggle, jog, nudge

2‘the car jolted along the rough wet roads’

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bump, bounce, jerk, rattle, lurch, shudder, vibrate

British judder

rare jounce

3‘she was jolted out of her reverie’

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startle, surprise, shock, stun, shake, take aback

astonish, astound, amaze, stagger, stop someone in their tracks

upset, disturb, perturb, disconcert, discompose, unnerve, throw off balance, set someone back on their heels

galvanize, electrify

informal rock, floor, knock for six, knock sideways


noun

1‘a series of sickening jolts that jarred every bone in her body’

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bump, bounce, shake, jerk, lurch, vibration

impact

British judder

rare jounce

2‘he woke up with a jolt’

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START, jerk, jump, abrupt movement, convulsive movement

3‘the sight of the dagger gave him a jolt’

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fright, the fright of one's life, shock, scare

informal turn

4‘it had been an unpleasant jolt, but Susan recovered quickly’

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shock, surprise, bombshell, bolt from the blue, thunderbolt, rude awakening, eye-opener

blow, upset, setback

informal whammy