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1. To jolt or shake.
2. A jolting or shaking.
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1 jar

(jar) [Fr. jarre, ult fr Arabic jarrah, earthen water vessel]
A dome-topped container made of glass, plastic, or other sturdy material, used as a protective cover or as a pressurized container when the opening is properly sealed. It is usually taller than it is wide and may be cylindrical, square, or another shape.

bell jar

A glass vessel with an opening at only one end.

2 jar

(jar) [Imitative]
To move suddenly, as in a jolt or shock.

heel jar

The production of pain by having the patient stand on tiptoes and suddenly bring the heels to the floor. This physical finding may be suggestive of spinal disease, pelvic inflammatory disease in women, or kidney stones, among other ailments.
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1. To jolt or shake.
2. A jolting or shaking.
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