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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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Both the JOLTS establishment-based size class estimates published since 2010 and the JOLTS firm-based size class estimates published for the first time in 2017 provide estimates of job openings, hires, and separations for the private sector, beginning with December 2000.
The researchers' results show a potential path to improving new green sand controls via thermal erosion and modified cone jolt tests.
The cone jolt toughness test is a good tool to evaluate the ability of a prepared molding sand to resist breakage (toughness).
The last earthquake that was felt in the UAE occurred on May 8 last year when a 5.5 earthquake jolted the northern emirates.
A 5.1 magnitude earthquake jolted many towns of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) province including the capital Peshawar and the the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) late on Friday.
According to meteorological department the first jolt, measuring 4.8 on richter scale was recorded at 4:07 am.
Placing these jolts on a map has proved more difficult.
'Though the jolts were not as intense, we have to keep the emergency gate road clear for the injured,' said a traffic police warden deployed on the road leading to the city's largest public health facility.
The earthquake jolts were felt in many cities of Punjab including Lahore, Kasur, Haveli Lakha, Okara, and Nankana Sahab.
As noted in this space in February, a symposium was held at BLS about the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) program last December.
While Schwartz agrees that some fault segments can join to produce larger earthquakes, he maintains that most faults cannot produce the giant jolts called for by Jackson and Kagan.
Jolts of first quake were felt on 10:20 pm with a magnitude of 4.2 while its depth was 44 kilo meters and epicentre of this quake was Pak-Afghan-Tajikistan border.
Following the financial crisis of 2008, unofficial tabulations of Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) data were the most timely government source of information on employment trends by establishment size; this article discusses how JOLTS data can be used to shed light on employment patterns among small businesses and also evaluates the accuracy of the JOLTS data on small establishments.