daze, shock, stupor(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"
the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
"the armies met in the shock of battle"
electric shock, electrical shock, 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"
(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"
shock, seismic disturbance(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"
an unpleasant or disappointing surprise
"it came as a shock to learn that he was injured"
nose candy, reversal, bump, setback, snow, shock absorber, electrical shock, jounce, black eye, jar, cushion, reverse, electric shock, stupor, puff, impact, seismic disturbance, blow, gust, coke, daze, jolt, blast
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"
a bushy thick mass (especially hair)
"he had an unruly shock of black hair"
jolt, jar, jounce, shock(noun)
a sudden jarring impact
"the door closed with a jolt"; "all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers"
shock absorber, shock, cushion(verb)
a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses
"the old car needed a new set of shocks"
shock, floor, ball over, blow out of the water, take aback(verb)
surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off
"I was floored when I heard that I was promoted"
shock, offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrage(verb)
strike with disgust or revulsion
"The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"
dishonour, scandalise, offend, ravish, profane, traumatize, dishonor, traumatise, desecrate, spite, transgress, injure, floor, scandalize, appal, wound, blow out of the water, break, horrify, alarm, ball over, dismay, hurt, breach, rape, violate, infract, take aback, outrage, appall, assault, bruise, go against, pique
strike with horror or terror
"The news of the bombing shocked her"
collect or gather into shocks
subject to electrical shocks
traumatize, traumatise, shock(verb)
inflict a trauma upon
English Synonyms and Antonyms
A blow is a sudden impact, as of a fist or a club; a stroke is a sweeping movement; as, the stroke of a sword, of an oar, of the arm in swimming. A shock is the sudden encounter with some heavy body; as, colliding railway-trains meet with a shock; the shock of battle. A slap is given with the open hand, a lash with a whip, thong, or the like; we speak also of the cut of a whip. A buffet or cuff is given only with the hand; a blow either with hand or weapon. A cuff is a somewhat sidelong blow, generally with the open hand; as, a cuff or box on the ear. A stripe is the effect or mark of a stroke. In the metaphorical sense, blow is used for sudden, stunning, staggering calamity or sorrow; stroke for sweeping disaster, and also for sweeping achievement and success. We say a stroke of paralysis, or a stroke of genius. We speak of the buffets of adverse fortune. Shock is used of that which is at once sudden, violent, and prostrating; we speak of a shock of electricity, the shock of an amputation, a shock of surprise. Compare BEAT.
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How to use shock in a sentence?
The chance of having a weather-related food shock is increasing, and the size of that shock is also increasing, and as these events become more frequent, the imperative for doing something about it becomes even greater.
He was already in the early stages of septic shock, and his kidneys had already had some injury, very quickly, his septic shock progressed from ... early stages to severe stages very rapidly, within 12 hours or so, which is typical for this type of infection.
He didnt appear any different. He was just ... Chad, i am in total shock.
The pubs suffered a brutal shock when they were closed with no notice, the way it was done caused many problems and caused tens of millions of pounds of lost stock.
He is one of the most respected leaders, his death is a shock for all of us.
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- xoc, xocarCatalan, Valencian
- náraz, šokCzech
- Schock, schockierenGerman
- κλονισμός, θημωνιά, κραδασμός, ηλεκτροπληξίαGreek
- sähköisku, jytky, šokki, tuppo, shokeerata, antaa, tukko, jymy-yllätys, isku, sähköshokki, shokki, järkyttääFinnish
- choc, choquerFrench
- áramütés, sokk, sokkol, döbbenet, megdöbbent, megrázHungarian
- scossa, shockItalian
- 衝撃, ショックJapanese
- 衝擊, 충격Korean
- whētuki, whakaanuanuMāori
- sjokkNorwegian Nynorsk
- wstrząs, porażeniePolish
- choque, chocar, eletrocutarPortuguese
- удар, шок, потрясать, потрясение, шокироватьRussian
- chock, överraskning, stöt, elchock, skräll, elstötSwedish
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