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shock

Definitions by Oxford


[ʃɒk], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a sudden upsetting or surprising event or experience
(e.g: it was a shock to face such hostile attitudes)

- an acute medical condition associated with a fall in blood pressure, caused by such events as loss of blood, severe burns, allergic reaction, or sudden emotional stress, and marked by cold, pallid skin, irregular breathing, rapid pulse, and dilated pupils
(e.g: he died of shock due to massive abdominal haemorrhage)

- a violent shaking movement caused by an impact, explosion, or tremor
(e.g: earthquake shocks)



Phrases:
- shock horror!
- short, sharp shock
- the shock of the new

Origin:
mid 16th century: from French choc (noun), choquer (verb), of unknown origin. The original senses were ‘throw (troops) into confusion by charging at them’ and ‘an encounter between charging forces’, giving rise to the notion of ‘sudden violent blow or impact’


[ʃɒk], (Verb)

Definitions:
- cause (someone) to feel surprised and upset
(e.g: they were deeply shocked by the incident)

- affect with physiological shock.

- affect with an electric shock.

- collide violently
(e.g: carriage after carriage shocked fiercely against the engine)


Phrases:
- shock horror!
- short, sharp shock
- the shock of the new

Origin:


[ʃɒk], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a group of twelve sheaves of grain placed upright and supporting each other to allow the grain to dry and ripen.


Phrases:

Origin:
Middle English: perhaps from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German schok, of unknown origin


[ʃɒk], (Verb)

Definitions:
- arrange (sheaves of grain) in a shock
(e.g: the grain is shocked in the field after it is cut)


Phrases:

Origin:


[ʃɒk], (Noun)

Definitions:
- an unkempt or thick mass of hair
(e.g: a man with a shock of ginger hair)


Phrases:

Origin:
mid 17th century: origin uncertain; compare with obsolete shough, denoting a breed of lapdog. The word originally denoted a dog with long shaggy hair, and was then used as an adjective meaning ‘unkempt, shaggy’. The current sense dates from the early 19th century







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