[ verb ] move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
Used in print(San Francisco Chronicle,...)
`` Governments apparently do not feel obligated to make the people adequately aware_of this danger ; therefore we need guardians to demonstrate against the ghastly stupidity of nuclear_weapons and jolt the people out of their complacency '' .
[ noun ] a sudden impact
"the door closed with a jolt"
Used in print(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)
He slapped the reins on the back of the powerful gray horse and held_on as the sulky 's wheels hit a pothole and came_out with a jolt and went_on .
[ verb ] disturb (someone's) composure
"The audience was jolted by the play"