Shock Definition

shŏk
shocked, shocks
noun
shocks
The impact of persons, forces, etc. in combat or collision.
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A sudden, powerful concussion; violent blow, shake, or jar.
The shock of an earthquake.
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The result or effect of such concussion.
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Any sudden disturbance or agitation of the mind or emotions, as through great loss or surprise.
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Something causing this.
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verb
shocked, shocks
To disturb the mind or emotions of; affect with great surprise, distress, disgust, etc.
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To affect with physical shock.
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To be shocked, distressed, disgusted, etc.
She doesn't shock easily.
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To gather and pile in shocks.
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To produce electrical shock in (a body)
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adjective
Of or characterized by content that is intentionally shocking, offensive, vulgar, etc.
Shock art, shock radio.
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Bushy or shaggy, as hair.
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Other Word Forms of Shock

Noun

Singular:
shock
Plural:
shocks

Origin of Shock

  • From Middle Dutch schokken (“to push, jolt, shake, jerk") or Middle French choquer (“to collide with, clash"), from Old Dutch *skokkan (“to shake up and down, shog"), from Proto-Germanic *skukkanÄ… (“to move, shake, tremble"). Of uncertain origin. Perhaps related to Proto-Germanic *skakanÄ… (“to shake, stir"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kAg'-, *(s)keg- (“to shake, stir"); see shake. Cognate with Middle Low German schocken (“collide with, deliver a blow to, move back and forth"), Old High German scoc (“a jolt, swing"), Middle High German schocken (German schaukeln, “to swing"), Old Norse skykkr (“vibration, surging motion"), Icelandic skykkjun (“tremuously"), Middle English schiggen (“to shake"). More at shog.

    From Wiktionary

  • French choc from choquer to collide with from Old French chuquier perhaps of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English shok

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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