1. [ noun ] an abrupt spasmodic movement
Synonyms: jerking jerk
Related terms: motion yank twitch buck flick
2. [ verb ] move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
Synonyms: jar
Related terms: move
3. [ noun ] a sudden impact
Synonyms: jounce jar

"the door closed with a jolt"

Related terms: bump
4. [ verb ] disturb (someone's) composure

"The audience was jolted by the play"

Related terms: disturb
Similar spelling:   jolty