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Noun
A sudden upsetting or surprising event or experience
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“It took me a while to get over the shock that I had just been laid off from the company that I had been loyal to for years.”
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A sudden and violent emotional disturbance
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“I had a genuine shock when I discovered what my son had done to my car.”
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A violent shaking movement caused by an impact, explosion, or tremor
“He collapsed onto the floor to absorb the shock of the impact.”
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A forceful clash of two entities
“Frank reeled backward from the shock of the blow.”
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An acute medical condition associated with a fall in blood pressure
“He has been at the hospital for three days recovering from shock and loss of blood.”
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An unkempt or thick mass of hair
“I just met a striking young woman whose hair escaped in a shock of dark anarchic curls.”
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A great and sudden disaster or misfortune
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An illuminating realization or discovery
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A state of stunned confusion or bewilderment
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A fit of feeling annoyed, offended or resentful
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Heart failure
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A sudden violent shaking of the ground, typically causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth's crust or volcanic action
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Mental torment or distress
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The consequences or negative results of a thing or event
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A unit, grouping or configuration of things
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A sudden involuntary movement caused by shock or surprise
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Strand
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A breakdown of peaceful behavior
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Hairs collectively, especially those growing on a person's head
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An unexpected turn of events, typically in a story
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(narratology) A technique of having something occur suddenly to frighten the audience
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A large quantity of something
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A rectangular or cylindrical pile of hay, straw, or grain in sheaf
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A pulse, such as of electrical energy
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The state of being unhappy, disappointed, or anxious
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Traumatic event
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Aftershock or aftereffects
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An instance, or the result, of being physically hurt or injured
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The quality or state of being stolid or unemotional
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The loss of brain function arising when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted
Verb
To offend the moral feelings of
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“His insensitive remarks would shock most people.”
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To frighten or cause fear in
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“News that we were under investigation would shock us.”
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To stimulate into action
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To cause to feel hurt, upset, or resentful
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To make numb, as by cold or anesthetic
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To charge or damage with electrostatic discharge
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To be detrimental to
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Blush, make rosy
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To undress
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To be victorious over
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Adjective
Surprising or shocking in nature
“The magazine has an exclusive about Kim Kardashian's latest shock revelation about what she eats for breakfast.”
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