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Plural for a sudden upsetting or surprising event or experience
“It took me a while to get over the shock that I had just been laid off from the company that I had been loyal to for years.”
Plural for a sudden and violent emotional disturbance
“I had a genuine shock when I discovered what my son had done to my car.”
Plural for a violent shaking movement caused by an impact, explosion, or tremor
“He collapsed onto the floor to absorb the shock of the impact.”
Plural for a forceful clash of two entities
“Frank reeled backward from the shock of the blow.”
Plural for an acute medical condition associated with a fall in blood pressure
“He has been at the hospital for three days recovering from shock and loss of blood.”
Plural for an unkempt or thick mass of hair
“I just met a striking young woman whose hair escaped in a shock of dark anarchic curls.”
To offend the moral feelings of
“His insensitive remarks would shock most people.”
To frighten or cause fear in
“News that we were under investigation would shock us.”
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