Definitions of shock

  1.   strike with disgust or revulsion The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends
  2.   an unpleasant or disappointing surprise it came as a shock to learn that he was injured
  3.   a mechanical damper absorbs energy of sudden impulses the old car needed a new set of shocks
  4.   the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally his mother's deathleft him in a daze he was numb with shock
  5.   a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body subjects received a small electric shock when they mae the wrong response electricians get accustomed to occasional shocks
  6.   the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat the armies met in the shock of battle
  7.   an instance of agitation of the earth's crust the first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch
  8.   a bushy thick mass especially hair he had an unruly shock of black hair
  9.   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 sheeves and several sheeves are set up together in shocks whole fields of wheat in shock
  10.   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
  11.   subject to electrical shocks
  12.   collide violently
  13.   inflict a trauma upon
  14.   collect or gather into shocks shock grain
  15.   strike with horror or terror The news of the bombing shocked her
  16.   surprise greatly knock someone's socks off I was floored when I heard that I was promoted
  17.   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
  18.   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
  19.   To collect or make up into a shock or shocks to stook as to shock rye
  20.   To be occupied with making shocks
  21.   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
  22.   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
  23.   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
  24.   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
  25.   To give a shock to to cause to shake or waver hence to strike against suddenly to encounter with violence
  26.   To strike with surprise terror horror or disgust to cause to recoil as his violence shocked his associates
  27.   To meet with a shock to meet in violent encounter
  28.   A thick mass of bushy hair as a head covered with a shock of sandy hair
  29.   Bushy shaggy as a shock hair
  30.   A lot consisting of sixty pieces a term applied in some Baltic ports to loose goods
  31.   A dog with long hair or shag called also shockdog
  32.   A pathological condition that can suddenly affect the hemodynamic equilibrium usually manifested by failure to perfuse or oxygenate vital organs
  33.   To cause to shake to meet in violent encounter to strike with surprise horror disgust etc to subject the body to the passage of an electric current to collect as sheaves of grain into stacks
  34.   A conical stack of sheaves of grain a bushy mass as of hair a blow a violent jar or shake an unexpected jarring of the feelings mind etc as his death was a shock to me colloquially a stroke of paralysis the effect of the passage of electric current through the body the drop in vitality or injury of the faculties after a severe physical strain as shell shock
  35.   1 A sudden physical or mental disturbance 2 A state of profound mental and physical depression consequent upon severe physical injury or an emotional disturbance
  36.   Prostration the reaction of nervous system after operation or a violent injury
  37.   A violent shake a sudden dashing of one thing against another violent onset an offence
  38.   To shake by violence to offend to disgust to dismay
  39.   A heap or pile of sheaves of corn
  40.   A sudden shake concussion offence sudden and painful emotion
  41.   Pile of sheaves
  42.   To shake by violence offend dismay
  43.   To shake by sudden collision jar horrify disgust
  44.   To gather grain into a shock or shocks
  45.   A violent concussion blow
  46.   A sudden and violent agitation or injury startling emotion
  47.   Sheaves of grain stalks of maize or the like set together upright in a field
  48.   A coarse tangled mass as of hair
  49.   Shaggy bushy
  50.   A violent collision or its effect a concussion a violent onset external violence offence the effect on the animal system of an electric discharge
  51.   A pile of sheaves of wheat rye c the number of sixteen sheaves of wheat c
  52.   To shake by sudden collision to encounter to offend disgust
  53.   To pile sheaves in shocks
  54.   A violent collision or onset the concussion which it occasions violence to the feelings that which surprises or offends impression of disgust the sudden effect produced by the passage of electricity through an animal body
  55.   To cause surprise or offence to strike with horror or disgust to offend highly to cause to recoil as from something disgusting or horrible
  56.   A dog with long hair or shag also called a shock dog a thick mass of short hair
  57.   A pile of sheaves of wheat oats c set up on end in the harvest field

Quotes of shock

  1. No experience is a cause of success or failure We do not suffer from the shock of our experiences so -called trauma but we make out of them just what suits our purposes – Alfred Adler
  2. It was a shock to people of the nineteenth century when they discovered from observations science had made that many features of the biological world could be ascribed to the elegant principle of natural selection – Michael Behe
  3. Being ill like this combines shock this time I will die with a pain and agony that are unfamiliar that wrench me out of myself – Harold Brodkey
  4. When I first went on tour with PJ in '98 I was still in shock having gone through the Soundgarden break up – Matt Cameron
  5. I think God just died of old age And when I realized that he wasn't any more it didn't shock me It seemed natural and right – Frances Farmer
  6. One does not devote one's life in art to shock an audience – Richard Foreman
  7. Just as the body goes into shock after a physical trauma so does the human psyche go into shock after the impact of a major loss – Anne Grant
  8. In the history of the treatment of depression there was the dunking stool purging of the bowels of black bile hoses attempts to shock the patient All of these represent hatred or aggression towards what depression represents in the patient – James Hillman
  9. I am not well educated or bright enough to be politically clued in but I hope in the film that I'm going to shock a few people win a lot of people over – John Lone
  10. I stared at the television in shock watching as my private life was revealed to the world – Donna Rice
  11. When we forgive evil we do not excuse it we do not tolerate it we do not smother it We look the evil full in the face call it what it is let its horror shock and stun and enrage us and only then do we forgive it – Lewis B. Smedes
  12. I ask myself Would I have been any worse off if I had stayed home or lived on a farm instead of shock treatments and medication – Gene Tierney
  13. We were all hit with sticker shock $87 billion is a huge number – Zack Wamp

Usage examples for shock

  1. It's always a shock for me to have an idea – A Little Bush Maid by Mary Grant Bruce
  2. “ I got a very bad shock when he was forced to go – Carmen's Messenger by Harold Bindloss
  3. That the facts are new to us and come to us as a shock – The Opium Monopoly by Ellen Newbold La Motte
  4. “ I don't know why this gave me a shock but it did – Lady-Betty-Across-the-Water by Lowell, Orson
  5. It's something of a shock that sort of thing always is you know – A Venetian June by Anna Fuller
  6. The question went through her like a shock – The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Part 2 (of 10) by Edith Wharton
  7. “ Lordy it gave me a shock for a second or two though – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  8. Then we shall shock you I fear – Donald McElroy, Scotch Irishman by Willie Walker Caldwell
  9. He certainly gave us a shock – Under Boy Scout Colors by Joseph Bushnell Ames
  10. It gave me a shock to see the box opened – Lalage's Lovers 1911 by George A. Birmingham
  11. That was a powerful shock – The Frozen Pirate by W. Clark Russell
  12. And some days I could cut as high as twenty six shock in a half day – Reno A Book of Short Stories and Information by Lilyan Stratton
  13. The shock of the change in eyes and voice brought Martin quite to himself – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  14. The way of its coming had been a shock but that the end had come was not such a shock – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  15. “ I might perhaps tell her that you are here but I think it would be likely to shock her very much – A Tale of a Lonely Parish by F. Marion Crawford
  16. Ah how great is my shock – The Village Coquette by Riviere Dufresny
  17. The lady sat down and asked for a glass of orange water to restore her strength after the shock she had received – San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams by Charles Paul de Kock
  18. Whilst I lay on a sick bed into which I had been thrown by the shock of my protector's death my lord and his mistress arrived in London ” – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  19. Don't give me such a shock Phil ” – The-Circus-Boys-on-the-Flying-Rings-or-Making-the-Start-in-the-Sawdust-Life by Darlington, Edgar B. P.

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