1. [ noun ] the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
Synonyms: stupor daze

"his mother's deathleft him in a daze" "he was numb with shock"

Related terms: stupefaction traumatize stun
2. [ verb ] surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off
Synonyms: stun take_aback blow_out_of_the_water ball_over floor

"I was floored when I heard that I was promoted"

Related terms: surprise startle stunner
3. [ verb ] strike with disgust or revulsion
Synonyms: outrage scandalize appall appal scandalise offend

"The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"

Related terms: disgust daze scandal scandal scandalization shocker
4. [ noun ] the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
Synonyms: impact

"the armies met in the shock of battle"

Related terms: fight
5. [ noun ] (biology,medicine) a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body
Synonyms: electrical_shock electric_shock

"subjects received a small electric shock when they made the wrong response" "electricians get accustomed to occasional shocks"

Related terms: reflex
6. [ noun ] an unpleasant or disappointing surprise
Synonyms: blow

"it came as a shock to learn that he was injured"

Related terms: surprise blip traumatize
7. [ noun ] (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
Related terms: collapse hypovolemic_shock cardiogenic_shock obstructive_shock distributive_shock insulin_shock pathology
8. [ noun ] (geology) an instance of agitation of the earth's crust
Synonyms: seismic_disturbance

"the first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch"

Related terms: earthquake
9. [ noun ] a pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry; stalks of Indian corn set up in a field

"corn is bound in small sheeves and several sheeves are set up together in shocks" "whole fields of wheat in shock"

Related terms: pile
10. [ noun ] a bushy thick mass (especially hair)

"he had an unruly shock of black hair"

Related terms: mass
11. [ verb ] inflict a trauma upon
Synonyms: traumatise traumatize
Related terms: injure injury trauma
12. [ noun ] any violent blow
Synonyms: concussion
Related terms: bump concuss
13. [ verb ] collect or gather into shocks

"shock grain"

Related terms: gather
14. [ verb ] strike with horror or terror

"The news of the bombing shocked her"

Related terms: dismay horrify daze
15. [ verb ] collide violently
Related terms: collide
16. [ verb ] subject to electrical shocks
Related terms: treat galvanize electric_shock
17. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 13410
18. [ noun ] a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses
Synonyms: cushion shock_absorber

"the old car needed a new set of shocks"

Related terms: damper air_cushion suspension
Similar spelling:   Shockey