jolt´er

jolt´er
jolt «johlt», verb, noun.
–v.t.
1. to shake up; jar: »

The wagon jolted us when the wheel went over the rocks.

2. Figurative. to shock or surprise suddenly.
–v.i.
to move with a shock or jerk: »

The car jolted across the rough ground.

–n.
1. a jar, shock, or jerk: »

I put the brakes on suddenly and the car stopped with a jolt.

2. Figurative. a sudden surprise or shock: »

The loss of so much money gave him a severe jolt.

[origin uncertain. Related to jowl4 in sense “to butt (with the head).” (Cf.jowl)]
jolt´er, noun.
jolt´ing|ly, adverb.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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