short-sharp-shockshort sharp shock | meaning of short sharp shock in Collins Dictionariesshort sharp shock meaning, definition, what is short sharp shock: a quick, severe punishment: Learn more.a quick, severe punishmentWhat does short sharp shock mean and how do you use short sharp shock in a sentence?[URL]/short-sharp-shock
short sharp shock
(ʃɔːt ʃɑːp ʃɒk)
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noun1. Britisha quick, severepunishment ⇒ a scheme to give young criminals a short sharp shock2. an unpleasantshock; a jolt ⇒ I think that people have got to have a short sharp shock and be told just how bad things are.
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phrase [N inflects]A short, sharp shock is a punishment that is fairlyharsh and severe but only lasts for a short time. [British] → shock
Example sentences containing 'short sharp shock'
She searched around town for suitable premises, and when she found what she was looking for, she came in for a short sharp shock.Pacter, Trudi YELLOW BIRD