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Definitions of shock:
- noun: the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
Example: "The armies met in the shock of battle"
- noun: an unpleasant or disappointing surprise
Example: "It came as a shock to learn that he was injured"
- noun: an instance of agitation of the earth's crust
Example: "The first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch"
- noun: a bushy thick mass (especially hair)
Example: "He had an unruly shock of black hair"
- noun: a pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry; stalks of Indian corn set up in a field
Example: "Corn is bound in small sheeves and several sheeves are set up together in shocks"
- noun: (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
Example: "Loss of blood is an important cause of shock"
- noun: a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses
Example: "The old car needed a new set of shocks"
- noun: the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
Example: "He was numb with shock"
- noun: a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body
Example: "Subjects received a small electric shock when they mae the wrong response"
- verb: subject to electrical shocks
- verb: collect or gather into shocks
Example: "Shock grain"
- verb: collide violently
- verb: strike with horror or terror
Example: "The news of the bombing shocked her"
- verb: surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off
- verb: strike with disgust or revulsion
Example: "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"
- verb: inflict a trauma upon
- name: A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #13410)
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