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  Definition of shock
  1. a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body; "subjects received a small electric shock when they mae the wrong response"; "electricians get accustomed to occasional shocks"
  2. the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat; "the armies met in the shock of battle"
  3. a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses; "the old car needed a new set of shocks"
  4. an unpleasant or disappointing surprise; "it came as a shock to learn that he was injured"
  5. 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. the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally; "his mother''s deathleft him in a daze"; "he was numb with shock"
  7. a bushy thick mass (especially hair); "he had an unruly shock of black hair"
  8. 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 sheeves and several sheeves are set up together in shocks"; "whole fields of wheat in shock"
  9. (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"
  10. inflict a trauma upon
  11. subject to electrical shocks
  12. collect or gather into shocks; "shock grain"
  13. collide violently
  14. strike with horror or terror; "The news of the bombing shocked her"
  15. surprise greatly; knock someone''s socks off; "I was floored when I heard that I was promoted"
  16. strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"
Similar Words: electric shock, electrical shock, impact, shock absorber, cushion, blow, seismic disturbance, daze, stupor, traumatize, traumatise, stun, floor, ball over, blow out of the water, take aback, offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrage

 

Hyponyms: air cushion, air spring, blip, cardiogenic shock, hypovolemic shock, obstructive shock, distributive shock, insulin shock, insulin reaction, galvanize, galvanise, startle

 

Part Meronyms: suspension, suspension system

 

Derivational Morphology: cushion, buffer, soften, traumatize, traumatise, stun, floor, ball over, blow out of the water, take aback, offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrage, bedaze, daze, blow, stupor, injury, hurt, harm, trauma, psychic trauma, electric shock, electrical shock, impact, shocker, stunner, scandal, scandalization, scandalisation, indignation, dirt, malicious gossip

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 震驚   Croatian: šok  
Dutch: schok   Estonian: šokk  
Finnish: tärähdys   French: choc  
German: Schock   Hungarian: lökés  
Italian: scossa   Japanese: 衝撃  
Korean: 충격   Portuguese: choque  
Russian: шок   Spanish: choque  
Swedish: chock  
 
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