jolted jolted  /ˈdʒoʊl tɪd/


  1. (adj) bumped or shaken jerkily
  2. (adj) disturbed psychologically as if by a physical jolt or shock


  1. Left standing over the moonlit rubble was a solitary sentinel, a church tower, whose bell was jolted by the earth's angry vibrations into a final eerie death knell.
  2. Even those watching from the sidelines can be jolted by the rivalry, as a group of journalists from Indian and international media discovered last Wednesday.


  1. FEMA Denies Assistance To West After Deadly Explosion

    The small city of West that was rocked by a powerful and deadly explosion is being jolted again: This time by FEMA.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CBS Dallas - Fort Worth

  2. Oxnard council meeting, with gavel clash, shows new dynamics in play

    Before Oxnard's council meeting wrapped up at 3 a.m., chambers were jolted by a loud gavel strike from the mayor, who threatened to eject a colleague from the dais.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Ventura County Star

  3. Kirkland family awakes to find SUV crashed into deck

    A Kirkland family was jolted awake to find that a suspected drunken driver had smashed into the front deck of their house.  Police said that around midnight, an SUV heading west on Northeast 124 th Street blasted through the intersection that ends in a “T” at 93rd Avenue Northeast.  The SUV went up the home’s driveway and didn’t stop until it rammed into the deck.  Police said the driver and her ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma


  1. "I am breathing again, my life was jolted no-end by the ban. I can't describe the feeling," said Akhtar, who almost announced his retirement from cricket after the ban.
    on Dec 5, 2006 By: Shoaib Akhtar Source: The Australian

  2. "If you've seen that course, there's not much room for another jolt of adrenaline once you're going down. You're already jolted pretty solid," Miller said with a grin.
    on Dec 2, 2006 By: Bode Miller Source: Forbes

  3. "Latif was initially jolted by the incident but is now well," said Bari, a former Pakistan captain.
    on Feb 2, 2010 By: Wasim Bari Source: AFP

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