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Below you will find the definition of jolt, followed by 43 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
EXAMPLES - Jolt in a Sentence
- Torak woke with a jolt from a sleep he'd never meant to have. (source)
- Felt, she realized with a jolt, that is not how I felt, past tense. (source)
- Clinton didn't get a short-term jolt by running up the deficit, like Reagan. (source)
- Temporary but critical assistance giving a short-term jolt for a long-term gain. (source)
- All of you ride down to the gate with me and find out what the word jolt means. " (source)
- Of course, Lady Mary was a literary person, and the jolt is thus considerably eased. (source)
- His six-inch jolt is more the real sleep medicine than the full-arm swing of most geezers. (source)
- To do so suggests that it had no purpose other than to give a short term jolt to the economy. (source)
- Perhaps the biggest long-term jolt to the Scouts, however, came in the form of a legal victory (source)
- I could not help but notice that the "jolt" to my energy and mood was instantaneous and positive. (source)
- The latest jolt from the defending Eastern Conference champions came Wednesday night in a 5-3 victory. (source)
- Everybody knew, but the administration still used that word "jolt," and now it's very funny in retrospect. (source)
- But such spending does not give the near term jolt that the politicans wants - a dilemma that came up last January. (source)
- Viewed from Chicago, up whose greasy political pole the president has himself climbed, the jolt is a lot less jarring. (source)
- Perhaps the biggest long-term jolt to the Scouts came in the form of a legal victory - the June 2000 ruling by the U.S. (source)
- He's the president for everyone and as Bill said earlier, in terms of how they sold it, I remember the word jolt being used. (source)
- Perhaps the biggest long-term jolt to the Scouts, however, came in the form of a legal victory - the June 2000 ruling by the U.S. (source)
- A jolt is the jarring moment of excitement generated by a laugh, a sexy look, an act of violence, a car chase, or a quick film cut. (source)
- He had come to the decision that Ruth needed what he called a jolt to bring her to herself, much as a sleep-walker is aroused by the touch of (source)
- Think about the road tripper who pounds an energy drink to stay awake on a long-haul drive: He gets a short-term jolt, and then gets even sleepier. (source)
- I want you to listen now to something that President-elect Obama said back in November using the word "jolt" and he has used it many times as president. (source)
- Mr. Berlusconi's top advisers, meanwhile, are bracing for a different kind of jolt: More unflattering media reports about the prime minister's personal life. (source)
- Enthusiasm for the short-term jolt in parts of the local economy is restrained, however, considering that the tornado killed 161 people and upended many lives. (source)
- Such jobs cannot be created by a short-term jolt of government spending, or by cutting government investments in education, science, technology, and infrastructure. (source)
- Japan may have provided a short-term jolt to uranium prices, but the new generation of nuclear plants slated for the world's fastest growing economies is still intact. (source)
- The DLC and the Blue Dogs' ultimate demise was the result of a seismic shift within the very house their cause sprang from, and the jolt was a magnitude too great to counter. (source)
- But last night, the Senate struck a compromise on the economic recovery plan and put us on our way to giving the economy the short-term jolt and long-term investments it needs. (source)
- That's a start and with expectations low for Pfizer's drug pipeline, any positive surprises on that front combined with a dividend hike could give a near-term jolt to the shares. (source)
- Basterds might be more analogous to a stiff shot of whiskey - providing a short-term jolt, but with some likely harmful consequences if ingested in large doses over a long period of time. (source)
- No presidential candidate would win in a Red v. Blue America with ~400 EV (that's not Electron-Volts) without sending a "jolt" (pun intended) that would cripple the losing side for years to come. (source)
- Expect a rate cut (Business Day): In a somewhat surprising move, the Reserve Bank will likely cut interest rates next week, in an attempt to "jolt" the nation "out of what could be a prolonged recession." (source)
- And let's say some mid-level Division I school, in need of a short-term jolt to boost its visibility (and, therefore, fundraising possibilities) turns to the then-80-year-old Bowden and offers a two-year contract. (source)
- The least rough handling puts them out of sorts; a jolt is fatal; they cost as much in repairs every year as their original price; and when they in their turn come to have their insides torn out, what have you left? (source)
- Jason Dickerson, a budget analyst for California's Legislative Analyst's Office, said the postponement of income-tax refunds means local retailers and businesses won't receive the expected annual short-term jolt of cash. (source)
- There is no definite answers to the questions like "Does it merely provide a needed short term jolt to the economy or will it end up making us much fitter and more competitive so we can drive our economy farther and faster?" (source)
- But Wen's nationally televised speech, while supplying a short-term jolt to confidence with its reiteration of the 8 percent growth target, was unlikely to bring about a lasting recovery in global equities markets, analysts said. (source)
- The investments in technology infrastructure would fit in with Speaker Pelosi's determination that the spending package not only gives the ailing U.S. economy a short-term jolt, but also pays dividends over the longer term, the aide said. (source)
- The program outlined in Wen's nationally televised speech, while supplying a short-term jolt to confidence with its reiteration of the 8 percent growth target, was unlikely to bring about a lasting recovery in global markets, analysts said. (source)
- The program outlined in Wen's nationally televised speech, while supplying a short-term jolt to confidence with its reiteration of the 8 per cent growth target, was unlikely to bring about a lasting recovery in global markets, analysts said. (source)
- While it is true that exposing Wall Street mega banks for what they are-bankrupt-may cause a severe short-term jolt to global financial markets, such a short-term turbulence would be a necessary price to pay for a "clean break" from the current financial stalemate and a long, protracted economic malaise. (source)
- The crooked scar on his jaw stood out like a livid, writhing snake, the ends of his long silver-blond braids were matted together with what looked like black pine pitch, and beneath a heavy fur-lined cloak he wore about his neck a circlet of what Isolde realized with a jolt were the joints of human finger bones. (source)
- We should be putting money, if we're going to have tax cuts, in the pockets of middle-income, low-income people who will spend it, and we ought to have a short-term jolt for the economy and not have this approach, this approach of the administration which is more and more tax cuts for upper-income folks and hope somehow or other that that will trickle down to help the rest. (source)
- DINGES: Well, to the extent that there are a host of products now being marketed that have basically a certain amount of caffeine in them -- and it's the caffeine combined with some sugar that's used to give you the "jolt" -- they work the same way that a cup of coffee does to the extent that they're binding at a receptor in the brain that is well known to bind -- that caffeine binds to, and has some role in our wake regulation. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 43 example sentences provided below is 55.0, which suggests that "jolt" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 27 synonyms for jolt.
blow, bombshell, bounce, bump, clash, collision, concussion, double whammy, impact, jar, jerk, jog, jounce, jump, kick, lurch, percussion, punch, quiver, reversal, setback, shake, shock, shot, start, surprise, thunderbolt
We have 1 antonym for jolt.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of jolt from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To move or dislodge with a sudden, hard blow; strike heavily or jarringly: jolted his opponent with a heavy punch; an impact that jolted the mailbox loose.
- (verb-transitive) To cause to move jerkily: stops and starts that jolted the passengers.
- (verb-transitive) To put into a specified condition by or as if by a blow: "Now and then he jolted a nodding reader awake by inserting a witty paragraph” ( Walter Blair).
- (verb-transitive) To make suddenly active or effective: The remark jolted my memory.
- (verb-transitive) To disturb suddenly and severely; stun: She was jolted by the betrayal of her trusted friend.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To push or shake abruptly and roughly.
- (verb) To knock sharply; to deal a blow to.
- (verb) To shock (someone) into taking action or being alert; as, to jolt someone out of complacency
- (verb) To shock emotionally.
- (verb) To shake; to move with a series of jerks.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-intransitive) To shake with short, abrupt risings and fallings, as a carriage moving on rough ground.
- (verb-transitive) To cause to move with a sudden motion, especially an up and down motion, as in a carriage going over rough ground, or on a high-trotting horse
- (verb-transitive) To stun or shock a person physically, as with a blow or electrical shock.
- (verb-transitive) To stun or shock or change the mental state of (a person) suddenly, as if with a blow.
- (noun) A sudden shock or jerk; a jolting motion, as in a carriage moving over rough ground.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To shake with sudden jerks, as in a carriage on rough ground, or on a high-trotting horse.
- (None) To move with short, abrupt risings and fallings, as a carriage on rough ground; have a shaking or jerking motion.
- (noun) A shock or shake by a sudden jerk, as in a carriage.
- (noun) plural Cabbage-plants that in the spring go to seed prematurely.
- (noun) Synonyms Collision, Concussion, etc. See shock.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
- (verb) disturb (someone's) composure
- (noun) a sudden jarring impact
- (noun) an abrupt spasmodic movement