Definitions for SHOCKʃɒk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a sudden or violent disturbance of the emotions or sensibilities.
a sudden and violent blow or impact.
a sudden or violent commotion.
gravely diminished blood circulation caused by severe injury or pain, blood loss, or certain diseases and characterized by pallor, weak pulse, and very low blood pressure.
the physiological effect produced by the passage of an electric current through the body.
shocks, shock absorbers, esp. in the suspension of an automobile.
Category: Automotive, Informal
(v.t.)to affect with intense surprise, horror, etc.
to give an electric shock to.
to strike against violently.
(v.i.)to undergo a shock.
(adj.)intended to scandalize or titillate an audience by breaking taboos, esp. by using vulgarity, obscenity, or ethnic slurs:
shock radio; shock art.
Origin of shock:
1555–65; < MF choc armed encounter, n. der. of choquer to clash (in battle) < Gmc; cf. D schokken to shake, jolt, jerk
a thick, bushy mass, as of hair.
(adj.)shaggy, as hair.
Origin of shock:
daze, shock, stupor(noun)
the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
"his mother's death left him in a daze"; "he was numb with shock"
the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
"the armies met in the shock of battle"
electric shock, electrical shock, shock(noun)
a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body
"subjects received a small electric shock when they made the wrong response"; "electricians get accustomed to occasional shocks"
(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"
shock, seismic disturbance(noun)
an instance of agitation of the earth's crust
"the first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch"
an unpleasant or disappointing surprise
"it came as a shock to learn that he was injured"
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 sheaves and several sheaves are set up together in shocks"; "whole fields of wheat in shock"
a bushy thick mass (especially hair)
"he had an unruly shock of black hair"
jolt, jar, jounce, shock(noun)
a sudden jarring impact
"the door closed with a jolt"; "all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers"
shock absorber, shock, cushion(verb)
a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses
"the old car needed a new set of shocks"
shock, floor, ball over, blow out of the water, take aback(verb)
surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off
"I was floored when I heard that I was promoted"
shock, offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrage(verb)
strike with disgust or revulsion
"The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"
strike with horror or terror
"The news of the bombing shocked her"
collect or gather into shocks
subject to electrical shocks
traumatize, traumatise, shock(verb)
inflict a trauma upon
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
strong surprise when sth bad happens, or sth that causes this feeling
the shock of hearing about the car accident; It was such a shock to see how sick she was.; The court's decision came as a shock.; The whole community was in shock.
a medical condition in which your body stops reacting correctly after an injury or great shock
accident victims suffering from shock; He went into shock after arriving at the hospital.
an electrical charge that goes into your body
She got a shock from the light switch.
to surprise very much, often in a negative way
He uses bad language because he thinks it shocks people.; We were shocked by the amount of poverty there.
Sudden, heavy impact.
The train hit the buffers with a great shock.
An arrangement of sheaves for drying, a stook.
To cause to be emotionally shocked.
The disaster shocked the world.
To give an electric shock.
Origin: From schokken or choquer; both from schokken, from *, from skukkanan. Of uncertain origin. Perhaps related to skakanan, from (s)kAg'-; see shake. Cognate with schocken, scoc, schocken, skykkr, skykkjun, schiggen. More at shog.
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
a lot consisting of sixty pieces; -- a term applied in some Baltic ports to loose goods
to collect, or make up, into a shock or shocks; to stook; as, to shock rye
to be occupied with making shocks
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
a sudden agitation of the mind or feelings; a sensation of pleasure or pain caused by something unexpected or overpowering; also, a sudden agitating or overpowering event
a sudden depression of the vital forces of the entire body, or of a port of it, marking some profound impression produced upon the nervous system, as by severe injury, overpowering emotion, or the like
the sudden convulsion or contraction of the muscles, with the feeling of a concussion, caused by the discharge, through the animal system, of electricity from a charged body
to give a shock to; to cause to shake or waver; hence, to strike against suddenly; to encounter with violence
to strike with surprise, terror, horror, or disgust; to cause to recoil; as, his violence shocked his associates
to meet with a shock; to meet in violent encounter
a dog with long hair or shag; -- called also shockdog
a thick mass of bushy hair; as, a head covered with a shock of sandy hair
bushy; shaggy; as, a shock hair
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A pathological condition that can suddenly affect the hemodynamic equilibrium, usually manifested by failure to perfuse or oxygenate vital organs.
Translations for SHOCK
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a severe emotional disturbance
The news gave us all a shock.
- صَدْمَه جَسَديَّه او نَفْسِيَّهArabic
- abaloPortuguese (BR)
- der SchockGerman
- σοκ, κλονισμόςGreek
- conmoción, golpeSpanish
- برق گرفتن ؛ هول و هراس پيدا كردنFarsi
- potres (živaca), prepastCroatian
- goncangan, keterkejutanIndonesian
- shock, chocItalian
- smūgis, sukrėtimasLithuanian
- šoks; trieciens; pārdzīvojumsLatvian
- برق گرفتن ؛ هول و هراس پيدا كردنPersian
- ولۍ، سترۍ (لكه دجواروچه ولاړه ويPashto
- шок, потрясениеRussian
- şok, sarsıntıTurkish
- 震驚Chinese (Trad.)
- удар, струсUkrainian
- cú sốcVietnamese
- 震惊Chinese (Simp.)
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