Definitions of shock

  1. To pile sheaves in shocks.
  2. 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.
  3. To collect, or make up, into a shock or shocks; to stook; as, to shock rye.
  4. 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.
  5. To shake by violence: to offend: to disgust: to dismay.
  6. To shake by sudden collision; jar; horrify; disgust.
  7. To be occupied with making shocks.
  8. To meet with a shock; to meet in violent encounter.
  9. To shake by violence; offend; dismay.
  10. subject to electrical shocks
  11. collide violently
  12. inflict a trauma upon
  13. To give a shock to; to cause to shake or waver; hence, to strike against suddenly; to encounter with violence.
  14. To strike with surprise, terror, horror, or disgust; to cause to recoil; as, his violence shocked his associates.
  15. To shake by sudden collision; to encounter; to offend; disgust.
  16. To cause surprise or offence; to strike with horror or disgust; to offend highly; to cause to recoil, as from something disgusting or horrible.
  17. a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses; " the old car needed a new set of shocks"
  18. 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"
  19. the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat; " the armies met in the shock of battle"
  20. an instance of agitation of the earth's crust; " the first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch"
  21. a bushy thick mass ( especially hair); " he had an unruly shock of black hair"
  22. 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"
  23. ( 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"
  24. collect or gather into shocks; " shock grain"
  25. strike with horror or terror; " The news of the bombing shocked her"
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. A thick mass of bushy hair; as, a head covered with a shock of sandy hair.
  32. A lot consisting of sixty pieces; - a term applied in some Baltic ports to loose goods.
  33. A dog with long hair or shag; - called also shockdog.
  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. A violent shake: a sudden dashing of one thing against another: violent onset: an offence.
  36. A heap or pile of sheaves of corn.
  37. A sudden shake; concussion; offence; sudden and painful emotion.
  38. Pile of sheaves.
  39. A violent concussion; blow.
  40. A sudden and violent agitation or injury; startling emotion.
  41. Sheaves of grain, stalks of maize, or the like, set together upright in a field.
  42. A coarse tangled mass, as of hair.
  43. A violent collision or its effect; a concussion; a violent onset; external violence; offence; the effect on the animal system of an electric discharge.
  44. A pile of sheaves of wheat, rye, & c.; the number of sixteen sheaves of wheat, & c.
  45. 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.
  46. A dog with long hair or shag, also called a shock- dog; a thick mass of short hair.
  47. A pile of sheaves of wheat, oats, & c., set up on end in the harvest- field.
  48. Bushy; shaggy; as, a shock hair.
  49. Shaggy; bushy.