What does the word jolt mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To shake with a jarring movement.

Usage examples for jolt

  1. When, at last, movement came to him, every nerve in his body seemed to draw up with a jolt, and a cry, like the roar of a maddened bull, burst from his quivering lips. – In the Brooding Wild by Ridgwell Cullum
  2. She needs a big brother or an uncle- some one to give her a jolt, and I'll do it!" – They of the High Trails by Hamlin Garland