verb (used with object)
to jar, shake, or cause to move by or as if by a sudden rough thrust; shake up roughly:
The bus jolted its passengers as it went down the rocky road.
to knock sharply so as to dislodge:
He jolted the nail free with a stone.
to stun with a blow, especially in boxing.
to shock emotionally or psychologically:
His sudden death jolted us all.
to bring to a desired state sharply or abruptly:
to jolt a person into awareness.
to make active or alert, as by using an abrupt, sharp, or rough manner:
to jolt someone’s memory.
to interfere with or intrude upon, especially in a rough or crude manner; interrupt disturbingly.
verb (used without object)
to move with a sharp jerk or a series of sharp jerks:
The car jolted to a halt.
a jolting shock, movement, or blow:
The automobile gave a sudden jolt.
an emotional or psychological shock:
The news of his arrest gave me quite a jolt.
something that causes such a shock:
The news was a jolt to me.
a sudden, unexpected rejection or defeat:
Their policy got a rude jolt from the widespread opposition.
Slang. a prison sentence.
Slang. an injection of a narcotic.
a bracing dose of something:
a jolt of whiskey; a jolt of fresh air.
to bump against with a jarring blow; jostle
to move in a jolting manner
to surprise or shock
a sudden jar or blow
an emotional shock
1590s, perhaps from Middle English jollen, chollen “to knock, to batter” (early 15c.), or an alteration of obsolete jot (v.) “to jostle” (1520s). Perhaps related to earlier jolt head “a big, stupid head” (1530s). Figurative sense of “to startle, surprise” is from 1872. Related: Jolted; jolting.
1590s, “a knock,” from jolt (v.). Meaning “jarring shock” is from 1630s.
: We didn’t want to jolt
[johl-tee] /ˈdʒoʊl ti/ adjective, joltier, joltiest. 1. full of ; bumpy.
- Jomo kenyatta
[ken-yah-tuh] /kɛnˈyɑ tə/ noun 1. Jomo [joh-moh] /ˈdʒoʊ moʊ/ (Show IPA), 1893?–1978, Kenyan political leader: president 1964–78. /kɛnˈjætə/ noun 1. Jomo (ˈdʒəʊməʊ). ?1891–1978, Kenyan statesman: imprisoned as a suspected leader of the Mau Mau revolt (1953–59); elected president of the Kenya African National Union (1961); prime minister of independent Kenya (1963) and president (1964–78)
[jaw-mawn] /ˈdʒɔ mɔn/ adjective 1. of or relating to the period of Japanese culture, c8000–300 b.c., corresponding to Mesolithic or early Neolithic, characterized by sunken-pit dwellings and heavy handmade pottery formed with a rope pattern of clay coils.
[jon] /dʒɒn/ noun 1. a male given name, form of .