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Shock meaning

shock - 20 dictionary results

  1. 1. collect or gather into shocks; " shock grain"
  2. 2. strike with horror or terror; " The news of the bombing shocked her"
  3. 3. surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off; " I was floored when I heard that I was promoted"
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. To collect, or make up, into a shock or shocks; to stook; as, to shock rye.
  7. 7. To be occupied with making shocks.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. To give a shock to; to cause to shake or waver; hence, to strike against suddenly; to encounter with violence.
  13. 13. To strike with surprise, terror, horror, or disgust; to cause to recoil; as, his violence shocked his associates.
  14. 14. To meet with a shock; to meet in violent encounter.
  15. 15. A thick mass of bushy hair; as, a head covered with a shock of sandy hair.
  16. 16. Bushy; shaggy; as, a shock hair.
  17. 17. A lot consisting of sixty pieces; - a term applied in some Baltic ports to loose goods.
  18. 18. A sudden shake; concussion; offence; sudden and painful emotion.
  19. 19. Pile of sheaves.
  20. 20. To shake by violence; offend; dismay.

shock - examples of usage

  1. That was a powerful shock!" - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  2. But at the name, as it came to his mind, came also the shock of another mystery- who and what was Sally? - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. But in about a month's time the effects of the nervous shock had nearly disappeared, and he had almost recovered the use of his hand- could, in fact, write easily. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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