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jolt (one) out of (something)

To cause one to come out of some inert, insensible, or unconscious state in a very abrupt or startling manner. The sound of the alarm jolted me out of my daydream. The doctor used smelling salts to jolt the man out of his drowsy confusion. She was jolted out of her contented day-to-day routine by the appearance of her estranged father.
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jolt to a start

To begin moving very abruptly and with great force. The horses jolted to a start, throwing everyone in the carriage off balance. You need to release the clutch gently as you apply the gas, or the car will jolt to a start.
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jolt to a stop

To come to a stop very abruptly and with great force. The conductor threw on the emergency brakes, causing the train to jolt to a stop. The large stage suddenly jolted to a stop as one of its internal mechanisms became jammed.
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jolt someone out of something

to startle someone out of inertness. The cold water thrown in her face was what it took to jolt Mary out of her deep sleep. At the sound of the telephone, he jolted himself out of his stupor.
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jolt to a start

 and jolt to a stop
to start or stop moving suddenly, causing a jolt. The truck jolted to a stop at the stop sign. The little car jolted to a quick start and threw the passenger back in his seat.
See also: jolt, start

jolt to a stop

See previous.
See also: jolt, stop

jolt

1. n. the degree of potency of the alcohol in liquor. It doesn’t have much of a jolt.
2. n. a drink of strong liquor. He knocked back a jolt and asked for another.
3. n. a portion or dose of a drug. (Drugs.) How about a little jolt as a taste?
4. n. the rush from an injection of drugs. (Drugs.) This stuff doesn’t have much jolt.
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Minor quakes also jolted the area of Indonesia's Sumatra, it said.
On January 31, an earthquake jolted Afghanistan, with tremors felt in neighbouring Pakistan.
The areas jolted by the earlier earthquake included Peshawar, Swat, Dir, North Waziristan, Noshehra, Malakand, Mardan, Khyber Agency, Kurram Agency, Bannu, Kohat, Dera Ismail Khan, Abbottabad, Attock and Hangu, Charsadda and other areas abutting Pak-Afghan border.
A moderate earthquake having 4.6 magnitude on Richter scale jolted Peshawar, Nowshera, Swabi and other adjoining areas.
An earthquake having 3.5 magnitude on Richter scale, jolted Swat, Mingora and adjoining areas on Tuesday at 10 am.
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At 8:15 Tuesday morning, a 2.7 magnitude quake jolted 5 km southwest of Almagro, Western Samar.
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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 jolted Gifu Prefecture and its vicinity on Saturday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
In the test, a standard specimen is jolted while bearing the full weight of a cone penetrator and the number of jolts until failure is counted.
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