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  • 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

  • Its unsavory reputation may be changing The scene in which Actor Jack Nicholson receives an electric shock treatment in the 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
  • Every surgeon dreads, and watches for, post-operative shock.
  • For many a first offender, the worst part of prison comes in those shocking first days behind bars.
News & Articles

  • 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
  • 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 - Spokane
  • 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

  • Virgil in Kansas City Star
    The mood is shock and disbelief,Bellevue Mayor Virgil Murray said. "We've had this parade forever. We've had horses in the parade forever."
  • Dana Perino in FOXNews
    The president is not going to allow a disorderly collapse of the companies,White House press secretary Dana Perino said Thursday. "A disorderly collapse would be something very chaotic that is a shock to the system."
  • Marie Osmond in ABC News
    In a statement to ABC News, Osmond said, "My family and I are devastated and in deep shock by the tragic loss of our dear Michael and ask that everyone respect our privacy during this difficult time."

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