NOTE: can be metaphorical and the end state can be implied.
When I released the clutch, the car jolted forward and then stalled.
She jolted awake when the door slammed.
The buy-out's collapse jolted the stock market.
Her departure jolted him out of complacency.
We need to jolt John into some action.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
His friends were jolted when they heard he had been arrested for embezzling.
Liberal leaders were jolted by the setbacks and looked for an explanation Wednesday.
The leader's death jolted the entire country.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
In this study patients' brains are jolted with a magnet.
The police jolted him twice with a taser after he resisted arrest.