|1.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||stupefaction traumatize stun|
|2.||[ verb ] surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off|
|Synonyms:||stun take_aback blow_out_of_the_water ball_over floor|
"I was floored when I heard that I was promoted"
|Related terms:||surprise startle stunner|
|3.||[ verb ] strike with disgust or revulsion|
|Synonyms:||outrage scandalize appall appal scandalise offend|
"The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"
|Related terms:||disgust daze scandal scandal scandalization shocker|
|4.||[ noun ] the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat|
"the armies met in the shock of battle"
|5.||[ noun ] (biology,medicine) 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"
|6.||[ noun ] an unpleasant or disappointing surprise|
"it came as a shock to learn that he was injured"
|Related terms:||surprise blip traumatize|
|7.||[ 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|
|Related terms:||collapse hypovolemic_shock cardiogenic_shock obstructive_shock distributive_shock insulin_shock pathology|
|8.||[ noun ] (geology) an instance of agitation of the earth's crust|
"the first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch"
|9.||[ noun ] 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.||[ noun ] a bushy thick mass (especially hair)|
"he had an unruly shock of black hair"
|11.||[ verb ] inflict a trauma upon|
|Related terms:||injure injury trauma|
|12.||[ noun ] any violent blow|
|Related terms:||bump concuss|
|13.||[ verb ] collect or gather into shocks|
|14.||[ verb ] strike with horror or terror|
"The news of the bombing shocked her"
|Related terms:||dismay horrify daze|
|15.||[ verb ] collide violently|
|16.||[ verb ] subject to electrical shocks|
|Related terms:||treat galvanize electric_shock|
|17.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 13410|
|18.||[ noun ] a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses|
"the old car needed a new set of shocks"
|Related terms:||damper air_cushion suspension|