Initially, that jolt seemed to offer life to an otherwise moribund campaign.
The free-range creativity is an enormous relief, a jolt of adrenaline.
Weiner has provided a jolt to the race, and none have quite figured out how to deal with him.
In fact, baby Cambridge will likely provide a jolt bigger than the royal wedding, writes Daniel Gross.
Ramsey investigators said the marks could have been made by a jolt from a certain kind of stun gun.
At every jolt over the pavement, a drop of blood trickled from Marius' hair.
The "Compact" swung and tilted with the jolt of her energetic movements.
A jolt ran through Raoul's arm to his shoulder as the point of the knife sank deep between two thick ribs.
He, too, reined up with a jolt and leaped out of the saddle.
The sled must be handled with care, as the least jar or jolt will break the setting mud.
1590s, perhaps from Middle English jollen, chollen "to knock, to batter" (early 15c.), or an alteration of obsolete jot (v.) "to jostle" (1520s). Perhaps related to earlier jolt head "a big, stupid head" (1530s). Figurative sense of "to startle, surprise" is from 1872. Related: Jolted; jolting.
1590s, "a knock," from jolt (v.). Meaning "jarring shock" is from 1630s.
: We didn't want to jolt