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