1. The feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally (synset 107525864)
    "his mother's death left him in a daze"; "he was numb with shock"
  2. The violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat (synset 101174742)
    "the armies met in the shock of battle"
  3. A reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body (synset 100840953)
    "subjects received a small electric shock when they made the wrong response"; "electricians get accustomed to occasional shocks"
  4. (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 (synset 114090558)
    "loss of blood is an important cause of shock"
  5. An instance of agitation of the earth's crust (synset 107443876)
    "the first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch"
  6. An unpleasant or disappointing surprise (synset 107313600)
    "it came as a shock to learn that he was injured"
  7. A pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry;
    Stalks of Indian corn set up in a field (synset 107979321)
    "corn is bound in small sheaves and several sheaves are set up together in shocks"; "whole fields of wheat in shock"
  8. A bushy thick mass (especially hair) (synset 107979114)
    "he had an unruly shock of black hair"
  9. A sudden jarring impact (synset 107353698)
    "the door closed with a jolt"; "all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers"
  10. A mechanical damper;
    Absorbs energy of sudden impulses (synset 104205840)
    "the old car needed a new set of shocks"
  1. Surprise greatly;
    Knock someone's socks off (synset 201813031)
    "I was floored when I heard that I was promoted"
  2. Strike with disgust or revulsion (synset 201814414)
    "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"
  3. Strike with horror or terror (synset 201786841)
    "The news of the bombing shocked her"
  4. Collide violently (synset 201564495)
  5. Collect or gather into shocks (synset 201388962)
    "shock grain"
  6. Subject to electrical shocks (synset 200090138)
  7. Inflict a trauma upon (synset 200089938)

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