Definition of 'shock'

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Example sentences containing 'shock'

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Confidence will also be hit badly if there is another unexpected shock. Times, Sunday Times (2007) People will be shocked at something like this happening here. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The biggest thing these people have is culture shock. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was a shock to see the intensity of their feelings over a seemingly minor issue. Christianity Today (2000)That financial shock has become an economic shock. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When the pins are too close together like this there is a risk of electric shock. The Sun (2012)We meet the morning after the shock announcement on the dividend. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That is why his death was a shock. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Details of the attack have shocked a city hardened to violence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You can only imagine the shock and disgust that followed. The Sun (2012)Their legs are far better at absorbing shock than ours. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Solicitors who handle claimant personal injury claims are shocked. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The shocks to the economy from abroad are ominous. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This may come as a shock to those who have just perfected the flick and go. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Will the experience shock him into changing his ways? The Sun (2010)They answered civil questions and were a little shocked to hear laughter from the room where the body lay. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Secondly, it helps to absorb the shock caused by impact with the ground. Lamplugh, Diana & Sterwin, Diana & Nottidge, Pamela Survive the Nine to Five - a woman's guide to working well (1989)Once the initial shock of the collapse wears off, this crisis presents a fresh opportunity. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Yeah, it was a big shock. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The bubble is about to burst, but the extent of the shock that this could cause cannot be predicted. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He can leave the gel at home for once as the shock stands his hair on end - but miraculously he feels no pain. The Sun (2010)It can also react badly to emotional strain and mild shock conditions following accidents, or trauma following heavy outpouring of adrenalin and a lot of excitement. Andrews, Elizabeth Muscle Management (1991)

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Translations for 'shock'

British English: shock /ʃɒk/ NOUN
If you have a shock, you suddenly have an unpleasant or surprising experience.
It took me a very long time to get over the shock of her death.
  • American English: shock
  • Arabic: صَدْمَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: choque
  • Chinese: 休克
  • Croatian: šok
  • Czech: šok
  • Danish: chok
  • Dutch: shock
  • European Spanish: impresión desagradable
  • Finnish: isku tärähdys tai järkytys
  • French: choc
  • German: Schock
  • Greek: σοκ
  • Italian: shock
  • Japanese: 衝撃
  • Korean: 충격
  • Norwegian: sjokk
  • Polish: wstrząs
  • European Portuguese: choque
  • Romanian: șoc
  • Russian: шок
  • Latin American Spanish: impresión alteración
  • Swedish: chock
  • Thai: ความตกใจ
  • Turkish: şok
  • Ukrainian: шок
  • Vietnamese: cú sốc
British English: shock /ʃɒk/ VERB
If something shocks you, it makes you feel very upset.
Her behaviour shocked her friends.
  • American English: shock
  • Arabic: يَصْدِمُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: chocar
  • Chinese: 打击
  • Croatian: šokirati
  • Czech: šokovat
  • Danish: chokere
  • Dutch: schokken
  • European Spanish: conmocionar
  • Finnish: järkyttää
  • French: choquer
  • German: schockieren
  • Greek: σοκάρω
  • Italian: scioccare
  • Japanese: 衝撃を与える
  • Korean: 충격을 주다
  • Norwegian: sjokkere
  • Polish: wstrząsnąć
  • European Portuguese: chocar
  • Romanian: a șoca
  • Russian: шокировать
  • Latin American Spanish: conmocionar
  • Swedish: chocka
  • Thai: ทำให้ตกใจ
  • Turkish: şok geçirmek
  • Ukrainian: шокувати
  • Vietnamese: gây sốc


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