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Jolt vs. Knock — What's the Difference?

Jolt vs. Knock — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Jolt and Knock

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Jolt

To move or dislodge with a sudden, hard blow; strike heavily or jarringly
Jolted his opponent with a heavy punch.
An impact that jolted the mailbox loose.
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Knock

To strike with a hard blow
Knocked him on the head.
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Jolt

To cause to move jerkily
Stops and starts that jolted the passengers.
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Knock

To affect in a specified way by striking hard
Knocked the mugger senseless.
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Jolt

To put into a specified condition by or as if by a blow
"Now and then he jolted a nodding reader awake by inserting a witty paragraph" (Walter Blair).
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Knock

To cause to be displaced or unengaged; force
A wind that knocked the tower over.
A blunder that knocked him out of the job.
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Jolt

To make suddenly active or effective
The remark jolted my memory.
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Knock

To cause to collide
I knocked my head on a low beam.
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Jolt

To disturb suddenly and severely; stun
She was jolted by the betrayal of her trusted friend.
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Knock

To produce by hitting or striking
Knocked a hole in the wall.
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Jolt

To proceed in an irregular, bumpy, or jerky fashion.
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Knock

(Informal) To find fault with; criticize
Don't knock the food.
It's free.
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Jolt

A sudden jarring or jerking motion, as from a blow.
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Knock

To strike a sharp audible blow or series of blows, as on a door.
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Jolt

A sudden, strong feeling of surprise or disappointment; a shock.
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Knock

To collide with something
Knocked into the table.
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Jolt

The cause of such a feeling
His resignation was a jolt to the whole staff.
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Knock

To make a pounding or clanking noise
The car engine is knocking.
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Jolt

A brief strong portion
A jolt of whiskey.
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Knock

An instance of striking or colliding.
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Jolt

(transitive) To push or shake abruptly and roughly.
The bus jolted its passengers at every turn.
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Knock

The sound of a sharp blow on a hard surface.
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Jolt

(transitive) To knock sharply
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Knock

A pounding or clanking noise made by an engine, often as a result of faulty fuel combustion. Also called ping.
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Jolt

(transitive) To shock (someone) into taking action or being alert
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Knock

(Slang) A cutting, often petty criticism.
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Jolt

(transitive) To shock emotionally.
Her untimely death jolted us all.
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Knock

An abrupt rapping sound, as from an impact of a hard object against wood.
I heard a knock on my door.
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Jolt

(intransitive) To shake; to move with a series of jerks.
The car jolted along the stony path.
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Knock

A sharp impact.
He took a knock on the head.
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Jolt

An act of jolting.
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Knock

(figuratively) A criticism.
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Jolt

A surprise or shock.
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Knock

(figuratively) A blow or setback.
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Jolt

(slang) A long prison sentence.
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Knock

Preignition, a type of abnormal combustion occurring in spark ignition engines caused by self-ignition; also, the characteristic knocking sound associated with it.
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Jolt

(slang) A narcotic injection.
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Knock

(cricket) A batsman's innings.
He played a slow but sure knock of 35.
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Jolt

To shake with short, abrupt risings and fallings, as a carriage moving on rough ground; as, the coach jolts.
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Knock

Synonym of hunger knock
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Jolt

To cause to move with a sudden motion, especially an up and down motion, as in a carriage going over rough ground, or on a high-trotting horse; as, the horse jolts the rider; fast driving jolts the carriage and the passengers.
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Knock

To strike for admittance; to rap upon, as a door.
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Jolt

To stun or shock a person physically, as with a blow or electrical shock; as, the earthquake jolted him out of bed.
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Knock

To criticize verbally; to denigrate; to undervalue.
Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.
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Jolt

To stun or shock or change the mental state of (a person) suddenly, as if with a blow; as, the sight of the house on fire jolted him into action; his mother's early death jolted his idyllic happiness.
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Knock

To kick a ball towards another player; to pass.
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Jolt

A sudden shock or jerk; a jolting motion, as in a carriage moving over rough ground.
The first jolt had like to have shaken me out.
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Knock

To impress forcibly or strongly; to astonish; to move to admiration or applause.
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Jolt

Something which causes a jolt{2}; as, the bad news was a jolt.
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Knock

To bump or impact.
I knocked against the table and bruised my leg.
I accidentally knocked my drink off the bar.
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Jolt

A sudden impact;
The door closed with a jolt
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Knock

(intransitive) To rap one's knuckles against something, especially wood.
Knock on the door and find out if they’re home.
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Jolt

An abrupt spasmodic movement
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Knock

To drive or be driven against something; to strike against something; to clash; as, one heavy body knocks against another.
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Jolt

Move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
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Knock

To strike or beat with something hard or heavy; to rap; as, to knock with a club; to knock on the door.
For harbor at a thousand doors they knocked.
Seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
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Jolt

Disturb (someone's) composure;
The audience was jolted by the play
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Knock

To practice evil speaking or fault-finding; to criticize habitually or captiously.
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Knock

To strike with something hard or heavy; to move by striking; to drive (a thing) against something; as, to knock a ball with a bat; to knock the head against a post; to knock a lamp off the table.
When heroes knock their knotty heads together.
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Knock

To strike for admittance; to rap upon, as a door.
Master, knock the door hard.
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Knock

To impress strongly or forcibly; to astonish; to move to admiration or applause.
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Knock

To criticise; to find fault with; to disparage.
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Knock

A blow; a stroke with something hard or heavy; a jar.
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Knock

A stroke, as on a door for admittance; a rap.
A loud cry or some great knock.
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Knock

The sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing);
The knocking grew louder
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Knock

Negative criticism
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Knock

A vigorous blow;
The sudden knock floored him
He took a bash right in his face
He got a bang on the head
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Knock

A bad experience;
The school of hard knocks
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Knock

The act of hitting vigorously;
He gave the table a whack
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Knock

Deliver a sharp blow or push :
He knocked the glass clear across the room
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Knock

Rap with the knuckles;
Knock on the door
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Knock

Knock against with force or violence;
My car bumped into the tree
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Knock

Make light, repeated taps on a surface;
He was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently
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Knock

Sound like a car engine that is firing too early;
The car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline
The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded
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Knock

Find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws;
The paper criticized the new movie
Don't knock the food--it's free
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