The feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally:
— He was numb with shock.
The violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat:
— The armies met in the shock of battle.
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.
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.
Dutch: shock, shocktoestand
An instance of agitation of the earth's crust:
— The first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch.
synonym: seismic disturbance.
An unpleasant or disappointing surprise:
— It came as a shock to learn that he was injured.
Dutch: deuk, klap, knak, knauw, schok, slag
A pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry; stalks of Indian corn set up in a field.
A bushy thick mass (especially hair).
A sudden jarring impact:
— All the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers.
A mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses:
— The old car needed a new set of shocks.
Dutch: kussen, schokbreker, schokdemper
Surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off.
Roget 867: mislike misrelish†, dislike, disrelish; mind, object to; have rather not, would rather not, prefer not to, not care for; have a dislike for, conceive a dislike to, entertain a dislike for, take a dislike to, ... show more
Strike with disgust or revulsion:
— The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends.
Roget 932: disapprove; dislike etc. 867; lament etc. 839; object to, take exception to; be scandalized at, think ill of; view with disfavor, view with dark eyes, view with jaundiced eyes; ... show more
Dutch: choqueren, ontstellen, ontzetten, shockeren, verbijsteren
Strike with horror or terror.
Collect or gather into shocks.
Subject to electrical shocks.
Moby thesaurus: AC arc, Poulsen arc, abscess, accident, ache, aching, agitate, ague, amplify, anaphylactic shock, anemia, ankylosis, anoxia, aperiodic discharge, apnea, appall, appulse, arc, arc column, arc discharge ... show more.
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