Our cars will chide us if we tailgate and watch us as we drive and jolt us awake if are distracted or drifting off to sleep.
Initially, that jolt seemed to offer life to an otherwise moribund campaign.
All told, we are talking about a shock to GDP of -5.2% -- enough to jolt a slow-growing economy back deep into recession.
The free-range creativity is an enormous relief, a jolt of adrenaline.
They gave me a jolt of encouragement that is going to buoy me for the rest of my writing life.
At every jolt over the pavement, a drop of blood trickled from Marius' hair.
That was the point at which his reflections always came up with a jolt.
A jolt ran through Raoul's arm to his shoulder as the point of the knife sank deep between two thick ribs.
I wish I may die this minute if I ever had sich a jolt in my life.
The sled must be handled with care, as the least jar or jolt will break the setting mud.
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