jolt to a start(redirected from jolting to a start)
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 startand 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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.