The definition of a shock is a sudden powerful disturbance, shake or blow.(noun)
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Origin: Fr choc < choquer: see shockthe
Origin: MFr choquer, prob. < MDu schokken, to collide < IE *skeug-, to push, shoot, var. of base *skeub(h)-, shove
Origin: ME schokke, prob. via MDu or MLowG schok < IE *(s)keug- < base *keu-, to bend, arch > Russ kuča, a pile, heap: basic sense “rounded heap”
transitive verb, intransitive verb
Origin: < ? shock
See shock in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French choc
Origin: , from choquer, to collide with
Origin: , from Old French chuquier
Origin: , perhaps of Germanic origin.
Origin: Middle English shok.
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