"shock" in the noun sense
1. daze, shock, stupor
the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
"his mother's death left him in a daze"
"he was numb with shock"
2. shock, impact
the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
"the armies met in the shock of battle"
3. electric shock, electrical shock, shock
a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body
"subjects received a small electric shock when they made the wrong response"
"electricians get accustomed to occasional shocks"
pathology) bodily collapse or near collapse caused by inadequate oxygen delivery to the cells characterized by reduced cardiac output and rapid heartbeat and circulatory insufficiency and pallor
"loss of blood is an important cause of shock"
5. shock, seismic disturbance
an instance of agitation of the earth's crust
"the first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch"
6. shock, blow
an unpleasant or disappointing surprise
"it came as a shock to learn that he was injured"
a pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry stalks of Indian corn set up in a field
"corn is bound in small sheaves and several sheaves are set up together in shocks"
"whole fields of wheat in shock"
a bushy thick mass (especially hair
"he had an unruly shock of black hair"
9. jolt, jar, jounce, shock
a sudden jarring impact
"the door closed with a jolt"
"all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers"
10. shock absorber, shock, cushion
a mechanical damper absorbs energy of sudden impulses
"the old car needed a new set of shocks"
"shock" in the verb sense
1. shock, floor, ball over, blow out of the water, take aback
surprise greatly knock someone's socks off
"I was floored when I heard that I was promoted"
2. shock, offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrage
strike with disgust or revulsion
"The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"
strike with horror or terror
"The news of the bombing shocked her"
collect or gather into shocks
subject to electrical shocks
7. traumatize, traumatise, shock
inflict a trauma upon
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