Dictionary Results for shock


1. shock - noun

· the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally; "his mother's death left him in a daze"; "he was numb with shock"

Synonym(s): daze, stupor

Hypernym(s): stupefaction




2. shock - noun

· the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat; "the armies met in the shock of battle"

Synonym(s): impact

Hypernym(s): fight, fighting, combat, scrap




3. shock - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): electric_shock, electrical_shock

Hypernym(s): reflex, reflex_response, reflex_action, instinctive_reflex, innate_reflex, inborn_reflex, unconditioned_reflex, physiological_reaction




4. shock - 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; "loss of blood is an important cause of shock"

Hypernym(s): collapse, prostration




5. shock - noun

· an instance of agitation of the earth's crust; "the first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch"

Synonym(s): seismic_disturbance

Hypernym(s): earthquake, quake, temblor, seism




6. shock - noun

· an unpleasant or disappointing surprise; "it came as a shock to learn that he was injured"

Synonym(s): blow

Hypernym(s): surprise




7. shock - 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 sheaves and several sheaves are set up together in shocks"; "whole fields of wheat in shock"

Hypernym(s): pile, heap, mound, agglomerate, cumulation, cumulus




8. shock - noun

· a bushy thick mass (especially hair); "he had an unruly shock of black hair"

Hypernym(s): mass




9. shock - noun

· a sudden jarring impact; "the door closed with a jolt"; "all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers"

Synonym(s): jolt, jar, jounce

Hypernym(s): blow, bump




10. shock - noun

· a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses; "the old car needed a new set of shocks"

Synonym(s): shock_absorber, cushion

Hypernym(s): damper, muffler




11. shock - verb

· surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off; "I was floored when I heard that I was promoted"

Synonym(s): floor, ball_over, blow_out_of_the_water, take_aback

Hypernym(s): surprise




12. shock - verb

· strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"

Synonym(s): offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrage

Hypernym(s): disgust, revolt, nauseate, sicken, churn_up




13. shock - verb

· strike with horror or terror; "The news of the bombing shocked her"

Hypernym(s): dismay, alarm, appal, appall, horrify




14. shock - verb

· collide violently

Hypernym(s): collide, clash




15. shock - verb

· collect or gather into shocks; "shock grain"

Hypernym(s): gather, garner, collect, pull_together




16. shock - verb

· subject to electrical shocks

Hypernym(s): treat, care_for




17. shock - verb

· inflict a trauma upon

Synonym(s): traumatize, traumatise

Hypernym(s): injure, wound





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