verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of jolt
OTHER WORDS FROM joltjolter, nounjolt·ing·ly, adverbjoltless, adjectiveun·jolt·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for jolt
Despite a year of tumult and a jolt to its ad revenues, Google is as important as ever.
Investors had seen the deal as a huge win for Nikola, by giving it a massive jolt of credibility.
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 biology|Will Heaven|November 30, 2020|MIT 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 industry|rhhackettfortune|October 21, 2020|Fortune
Democrats, meanwhile, point to evidence of a jolt of energy on their side.Republicans face major head winds in final stretch to maintain Senate majority|Rachael Bade, Paul Kane|October 5, 2020|Washington Post
The whole point of writing for free online, as Justin Hall had shown, was that it produced a jolt of joy.
But the real, unexpected jolt that kicked off the new season was the violent, sudden arrest of Cary.‘The Good Wife’ Creators on the Premiere’s Big Cary Twist, Will’s Death, and More|Kevin Fallon|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The decrepit BMD came to a stop with a gear-clanking jolt by the water, and within seconds the soldiers broke out the vodka.
It was the jolt needed to get through the last stretch of the summer.Can Jessie J’s ‘Bang Bang’ Save Us From This Awful Musical Summer?|Kevin Fallon|July 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So, yeah, it was a very big hiccup—one sufficiently large to jolt the heart from its regular beat.
The first jolt had like to have shaken me out of my hammock, but afterwards the motion was easy enough.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
This affords the maximum of riding comfort by the elimination of all jar and jolt occasioned by an uneven roadway.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
So the next day after the funeral, along about noon-time, the girls' joy got the first jolt.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Dissertations on literature, science, and philosophy came as an unexpected jolt.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
A jolt, and you are descending, grip in hand, upon the platform.American Sketches|Charles Whibley