Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
   

shock1

 
 
pronunciation:
shak
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun, verb), Word Builder, Word Explorer
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.
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: shocks, shocking, shocked
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
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
derivation: shockable (adj.)
Word Builder: shock +
  • shocked:
    feeling shock.
Word Explorer
See
  body, disease, electricity, emotion, fear, first aid, injury