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See definition of jolt on Dictionary.com
  • nounsurprise; sudden push
  • verbsurprise; push suddenly

synonyms for jolt

  • bump
  • punch
  • reversal
  • setback
  • shock
  • blow
  • bombshell
  • bounce
  • clash
  • collision
  • concussion
  • impact
  • jar
  • jerk
  • jog
  • jounce
  • jump
  • kick
  • lurch
  • percussion
  • quiver
  • shake
  • shot
  • start
  • surprise
  • thunderbolt
  • double whammy
See also synonyms for: jolted / jolting
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How to use jolt in a sentence

Despite a year of tumult and a jolt to its ad revenues, Google is as important as ever.
WHERE GOOGLE IS PLACING ITS BETS IN 2021ADAM DORFMANDECEMBER 4, 2020SEARCH ENGINE LAND
Investors had seen the deal as a huge win for Nikola, by giving it a massive jolt of credibility.
WHY TODAY’S GM NEWS IS DEVASTATING FOR NIKOLADZANEMORRISNOVEMBER 30, 2020FORTUNE
CASP got the jolt it was looking for when DeepMind entered the competition in 2018 with its first version of AlphaFold.
DEEPMIND’S PROTEIN-FOLDING AI HAS SOLVED A 50-YEAR-OLD GRAND CHALLENGE OF BIOLOGYWILL HEAVENNOVEMBER 30, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The jolt is due in part, no doubt, to traders fleeing BitMEX, which has long specialized in such derivatives markets.
BINANCE CEO: BITMEX INDICTMENT IS ‘WAKE-UP CALL’ FOR CRYPTOCURRENCY INDUSTRYRHHACKETTFORTUNEOCTOBER 21, 2020FORTUNE
Democrats, meanwhile, point to evidence of a jolt of energy on their side.
REPUBLICANS FACE MAJOR HEAD WINDS IN FINAL STRETCH TO MAINTAIN SENATE MAJORITYRACHAEL BADE, PAUL KANEOCTOBER 5, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The first jolt had like to have shaken me out of my hammock, but afterwards the motion was easy enough.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
This affords the maximum of riding comfort by the elimination of all jar and jolt occasioned by an uneven roadway.
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So the next day after the funeral, along about noon-time, the girls' joy got the first jolt.
ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
Dissertations on literature, science, and philosophy came as an unexpected jolt.
DAVID LANNARCK, MIDGETGEORGE S. HARNEY
A jolt, and you are descending, grip in hand, upon the platform.
AMERICAN SKETCHESCHARLES WHIBLEY
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WORDS RELATED TO JOLT

  • affliction
  • balk
  • bolt from the blue
  • bombshell
  • calamity
  • casualty
  • chagrin
  • comedown
  • debacle
  • disappointment
  • disaster
  • disgruntlement
  • frustration
  • jolt
  • letdown
  • misadventure
  • misfortune
  • mishap
  • reverse
  • setback
  • shock
  • tragedy
  • upset
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