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shock1

shock1

 
 
pronunciation:
shak
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sudden and powerful scare; an upset of the mind or feelings.
News of the disaster came as a shock.
synonyms:
blow, jolt
definition 2: a sudden, powerful blow or jar.
The shock of the explosion knocked down trees and buildings.
synonyms:
concussion, crash, impact
similar words:
collision, jolt
definition 3: the feeling caused by an electrical current passing through the body.
I got a shock when I touched the wire.
definition 4: a dangerous weakening of the body that can be caused by serious injury or illness.
The injured man started to go into shock.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: shocked, shocking, shocks
definition 1: to disturb suddenly, in a way that causes intense surprise, upset, or disgust.
She shocked us with the bad news.
synonyms:
dismay, stagger, stun, surprise
similar words:
agitate, appall, astonish, astound, bowl over, daze, disturb, horrify, offend, outrage, repel, revolt, shake, startle, upset
definition 2: to give an electric shock to.
The electric fence shocked him when he touched it.
synonyms:
stun
similar words:
burn, electrocute, jolt
derivation: shockable (adj.)
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  • shocked:
    feeling shock.
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