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Noun
Plural for a sudden upsetting or surprising event or experience
“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.”
Noun
Plural for a sudden and violent emotional disturbance
“I had a genuine shock when I discovered what my son had done to my car.”
Noun
Plural for a violent shaking movement caused by an impact, explosion, or tremor
“He collapsed onto the floor to absorb the shock of the impact.”
Noun
Plural for a forceful coming together of two things
“Frank reeled backward from the shock of the blow.”
Noun
Plural for 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.”
Noun
Plural for an unkempt or thick mass of hair
“I just met a striking young woman whose hair escaped in a shock of dark anarchic curls.”
Verb
To offend the moral feelings of
“His insensitive remarks would shock most people.”
Verb
To strike with fear
“News that we were under investigation would shock us.”
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