- v move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
- v disturb (someone's) composure
- a causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
- Similarly jolting have been public announcements of their homosexuality by a variety of people who could be anybody's neighborsa Maryland teacher, a Texas minister, a Minnesota .
- Its eye-jolting camera work is murky, its sound track raucous and shrill.
- Brouillard, still fresh after six rounds of arduous butchery, smashed his ribs and then his face with jolting lefts.
- Lawrence Summers in International Herald Tribune
These problems weren't made in a day or a week or a month or even a year, and they're not going to get solved that fast,said Lawrence Summers, a top economic adviser to Obama. "So even as we move to be as rapid as we can in jolting the...
- Michael Jackson in FOXNews
Jackson wrote it was a "clear and jolting message" that department leadership was taking seriously.
- Kate Barker in Bloomberg
Jolting the consumer too much might be a rather dangerous tactic,Barker told lawmakers. "It is very early to judge the full effect of the rise in interest rates that may have taken place. We don't know at this stage what the full effect of...