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jolt

2 noun
     
jolt2 [countable usually singular]
1 a sudden shock
jolt of
Melanie experienced a jolt of surprise.
with a jolt
Henry sat up with a jolt.
The oil crisis has given the government quite a jolt.
2 a sudden rough shaking movement:
People felt the first jolt of the earthquake at about 8 a.m.

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