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shock

adjective (a)

  • Bushy; shaggy; as, a shock hair. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally (noun.feeling)
    Synonym: daze, stupor
    Example:
    He was numb with shock.
    source: wordnet30
  • the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat (noun.act)
    Synonym: impact
    Example:
    The armies met in the shock of battle.
    source: wordnet30
  • a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body (noun.act)
    Example:
    Subjects received a small electric shock when they made the wrong response.
    Electricians get accustomed to occasional shocks.
    source: wordnet30
  • (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 (noun.state)
    Example:
    Loss of blood is an important cause of shock.
    source: wordnet30
  • an instance of agitation of the earth's crust (noun.event)
    Example:
    The first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch.
    source: wordnet30
  • an unpleasant or disappointing surprise (noun.event)
    Synonym: blow
    Example:
    It came as a shock to learn that he was injured.
    source: wordnet30
  • a pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry; stalks of Indian corn set up in a field (noun.group)
    Example:
    Corn is bound in small sheaves and several sheaves are set up together in shocks.
    Whole fields of wheat in shock.
    source: wordnet30
  • a bushy thick mass (especially hair) (noun.group)
    Example:
    He had an unruly shock of black hair.
    source: wordnet30
  • a sudden jarring impact (noun.event)
    Synonym: jar, jolt, jounce
    Example:
    All the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers.
    source: wordnet30
  • a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    The old car needed a new set of shocks.
    source: wordnet30
  • A pile or assemblage of sheaves of grain, as wheat, rye, or the like, set up in a field, the sheaves varying in number from twelve to sixteen; a stook. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A quivering or shaking which is the effect of a blow, collision, or violent impulse; a blow, impact, or collision; a concussion; a sudden violent impulse or onset. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A dog with long hair or shag; -- called also shockdog. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off (verb.emotion)
    source: wordnet30
  • strike with disgust or revulsion (verb.emotion)
    Example:
    The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends.
    source: wordnet30
  • strike with horror or terror (verb.emotion)
    Example:
    The news of the bombing shocked her.
    source: wordnet30
  • collide violently (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • collect or gather into shocks (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Shock grain.
    source: wordnet30
  • subject to electrical shocks (verb.body)
    source: wordnet30
  • inflict a trauma upon (verb.body)
    source: wordnet30
  • To collect, or make up, into a shock or shocks; to stook; as, to shock rye. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To be occupied with making shocks. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To give a shock to; to cause to shake or waver; hence, to strike against suddenly; to encounter with violence. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To meet with a shock; to meet in violent encounter. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To subject to the action of an electrical discharge so as to cause a more or less violent depression or commotion of the nervous system. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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