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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sudden, sometimes violent, scare or other intense emotional disturbance.
The murder was a shock to the community.The news of the bridge disaster came as a shock to the citizens.
blow, jar, jolt
definition 2: a state of intense emotional upset or excitement, often combined with disbelief, caused by witnessing or being involved in a sudden traumatic event or learning of terrible or exciting news.
The parents were in shock after hearing the news of their son's murder.The contest winner was in shock for some moments and wasn't able to speak.
definition 3: a sudden, violent impact.
The shock of the explosion knocked down trees and buildings.
concussion, crash, impact
similar words:
buffet, collision, jolt
definition 4: the physical response to electrical current passing through a living body.
The boy inserted a pin into the electrical outlet and received a shock.
definition 5: a failure of the circulatory system caused by serious injury or illness, characterized by depression of various vital signs.
The patient went into shock before the ambulance reached the hospital.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: shocks, shocking, shocked
definition 1: to agitate suddenly, causing intense surprise, dismay, disgust, or the like.
His wife shocked him with the news that she wanted a divorce.The leader's assassination shocked the public.It shocked me that he could be so cruel.[it + verb + smby + that + clause ] It shocked them to discover that all their money had been taken.[it + verb + smby + infinitive ] It shocks people when they hear of such terrible things happening in their own neighborhood.[it + verb + smby + when + clause ]
dismay, electrify, jolt, stagger, stun, surprise
similar words:
agitate, appall, astonish, astound, bowl over, daze, discombobulate, discompose, disgust, disturb, dumbfound, horrify, offend, outrage, repel, revolt, rock, shake, startle, upset
definition 2: to give an electric shock to.
The experimenters shocked the laboratory rats.
similar words:
burn, electrify, electrocute, jolt
definition 3: to hit or strike against with sudden violence.
The giant wave shocked the side of the ship.
bash, hit, jolt, strike
similar words:
bang, crash, impact, wallop
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to collide violently.
collide, hit, strike
similar words:
crash, impact, smash
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derivation: shockable (adj.)
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  • shocked:
    feeling shock.
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