electrocute vs shock :

Definitions

  • v  kill by electric shock
    She dropped the hair dryer into the bathtub and was instantly electrocuted
  • v  kill by electrocution, as in the electric chair
    The serial killer was electrocuted

  • n  the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
    he was numb with shock
  • n  the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
    the armies met in the shock of battle
  • n  a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body
    subjects received a small electric shock when they made the wrong response
    electricians get accustomed to occasional shocks
  • 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
    loss of blood is an important cause of shock
  • n  an instance of agitation of the earth's crust
    the first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch
  • n  an unpleasant or disappointing surprise
    it came as a shock to learn that he was injured
  • n  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 sheaves and several sheaves are set up together in shocks
    whole fields of wheat in shock
  • n  a bushy thick mass (especially hair)
    he had an unruly shock of black hair
  • n  a sudden jarring impact
    all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers
  • n  a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses
    the old car needed a new set of shocks
  • v  surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off
  • v  strike with disgust or revulsion
    The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends
  • v  strike with horror or terror
    The news of the bombing shocked her
  • v  collide violently
  • v  collect or gather into shocks
    shock grain
  • v  subject to electrical shocks
  • v  inflict a trauma upon
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 14, 2013 - KOMU Columbia
  • 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.
    June 14, 2013 - KOMU Columbia

  • Shock lingers after Nazi unit leader found in US
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The revelation that a former commander of a Nazi SS-led military unit has lived quietly in Minneapolis for the past six decades came as a shock to those who know 94-year-old Michael Karkoc. World War II survivors in both the U.S. and Europe harshly condemned the news and prosecutors in Poland have said they'll investigate.
    June 16, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Shock fall to Rattlers 59-42
    In a battle of number one versus two the Shock were unable to pull off the upset, falling to the Rattler’s by a final score of 59-42.
    June 16, 2013 - KREM.com Spokane
  • Shock fall to Arizona in matchup of AFL powers
    PHOENIX - Former Spokane Shock quarterback Nick Davila threw for six touchdowns and 233 yards, leading the Arizona Rattlers past the Shock 59-42 in a matchup of teams sporting the best two records in the Arena Football League on Saturday night in front of 10,654 at US Airways Center.
    June 16, 2013 - Coeur d'Alene Press