Definitions of shock:
  • noun:   the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
    Example: "The armies met in the shock of battle"
  • noun:   an unpleasant or disappointing surprise
    Example: "It came as a shock to learn that he was injured"
  • noun:   an instance of agitation of the earth's crust
    Example: "The first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch"
  • noun:   a bushy thick mass (especially hair)
    Example: "He had an unruly shock of black hair"
  • noun:   a pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry; stalks of Indian corn set up in a field
    Example: "Corn is bound in small sheeves and several sheeves are set up together in shocks"
  • noun:   (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
    Example: "Loss of blood is an important cause of shock"
  • noun:   a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses
    Example: "The old car needed a new set of shocks"
  • noun:   the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
    Example: "He was numb with shock"
  • noun:   a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body
    Example: "Subjects received a small electric shock when they mae the wrong response"
  • verb:   subject to electrical shocks
  • verb:   collect or gather into shocks
    Example: "Shock grain"
  • verb:   collide violently
  • verb:   strike with horror or terror
    Example: "The news of the bombing shocked her"
  • verb:   surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off
  • verb:   strike with disgust or revulsion
    Example: "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"
  • verb:   inflict a trauma upon
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #13410)

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