electrocute vs shock : Common Errors in English

About electrocute vs shock

To electrocute is to kill using electricity. If you live to tell the tale, you’ve been shocked, but not electrocuted. For the same reason, the phrase “electrocuted to death” is a redundancy.

electrocute Meaning(s)

  • (v) kill by electric shock
  • (v) kill by electrocution, as in the electric chair

shock Meaning(s)

  • (n) the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
  • (n) the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
  • (n) a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body
  • (n) (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
  • (n) an instance of agitation of the earth's crust
  • (n) an unpleasant or disappointing surprise
  • (n) a pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry; stalks of Indian corn set up in a field
  • (n) a bushy thick mass (especially hair)
  • (n) a sudden jarring impact
  • (n) a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses
  • (v) surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off
  • (v) strike with disgust or revulsion
  • (v) strike with horror or terror
  • (v) collide violently
  • (v) collect or gather into shocks
  • (v) subject to electrical shocks
  • (v) inflict a trauma upon

electrocute in News

  • Coverage You Can Count On

    LAKE OZARK - Last summer, three people were electrocuted due to faulty wiring while swimming at Lake of the Ozarks. Up until this year, there were no requirements about getting docks inspected.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: KOMU Columbia

shock in News

  1. Shock Talk With James Ruffin

    Spokane Shock defensive lineman James Ruffin stops by the SWX studio for another edition of Shock Talk.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: KHQ Spokane

  2. Shock earns WNBA Cares Community Assist Award

    The WNBA will announce Wednesday that the Shock is the May recipient of the league's Cares Community Assist Award, presented by State Farm, for the team's relief efforts in the wake of last month's tornadoes in Moore and Shawnee.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Tulsa World

  3. Shock notebook: Hello, goodbye

    The Shock returned to practice Tuesday at the BOK Center, but not before waiving former University of Oklahoma standout Courtney Paris for the second time.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Tulsa World

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