shock1 [ ʃak ] noun ***
▸ 1 surprise from something bad
▸ 2 something that surprises you
▸ 3 being weak and cold
▸ 4 electric flow in body
▸ 5 very thick hair
▸ 6 vehicle's shock absorber
1. ) singular or uncount the feeling of being very surprised by something bad that happens unexpectedly:
Jessica's face was blank with shock.
News of the murder left us all in shock.
give someone a shock: It will give him a shock when he sees how much you've spent.
get a shock: My mother got a shock when she saw my new haircut.
a ) be in for a shock used for saying someone is going to experience a shock in the future
2. ) count usually singular something that happens unexpectedly and makes you feel very surprised and upset:
The price of the ring was quite a shock for us.
come as a shock: The announcement came as a complete shock to all of us.
a great/terrible shock: It was a terrible shock to discover he was already married.
3. ) uncount a medical condition in which you suddenly become very weak and cold and do not react normally, especially after a serious accident or injury:
people suffering from shock
in shock: Natalie was used to working with patients in shock.
4. ) count a sudden flow of electricity that goes through your body that sometimes happens when you touch certain objects:
You could get an electric shock if you touch it.
5. ) singular hair that is very thick:
The man had a shock of white hair.
shock 2 [ ʃak ] verb **
1. ) transitive if something bad and unexpected shocks someone, they are very surprised or upset by it:
The news shocked everyone.
We were all shocked by the lies he told.
2. ) transitive to give someone an electric shock
3. ) intransitive or transitive to make someone feel embarrassed or offended by saying or doing something offensive or immoral:
He only says things like that to shock you.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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