shock

1.
n. & v.
—n.
1 a violent collision, impact, tremor, etc.
2 a sudden and disturbing effect on the emotions, physical reactions, etc. (the news was a great shock).
3 an acute state of prostration following a wound, pain, etc., esp. when much blood is lost (died of shock).
4 = electric shock.
5 a disturbance in stability causing fluctuations in an organization, monetary system, etc.
—v.
1 tr. a affect with shock; horrify; outrage; disgust; sadden. b (absol.) cause shock.
2 tr. (esp. in passive) affect with an electric or pathological shock.
3 intr. experience shock (I don't shock easily).
4 intr. archaic collide violently.
Phrases and idioms:
shock absorber a device on a vehicle etc. for absorbing shocks, vibrations, etc. shock-brigade (or -workers) a body of esp. voluntary workers in the USSR engaged in an especially arduous task. shock stall excessive strain produced by air resistance on an aircraft approaching the speed of sound. shock tactics
1 sudden and violent action.
2 Mil. a massed cavalry charge. shock therapy (or treatment) Psychol. a method of treating depressive patients by electric shock or drugs inducing coma and convulsions. shock troops troops specially trained for assault. shock wave a sharp change of pressure in a narrow region travelling through air etc. caused by explosion or by a body moving faster than sound.
Derivatives:
shockable adj. shockability n.
Etymology: F choc, choquer, of unkn. orig.
2.
n. & v.
—n. a group of usu. twelve corn-sheaves stood up with their heads together in a field.
—v.tr. arrange (corn) in shocks.
Etymology: ME, perh. repr. OE sc(e)oc (unrecorded)
3.
n. an unkempt or shaggy mass of hair.
Etymology: cf. obs. shock(-dog), earlier shough, shaggy-haired poodle

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Shock — may refer to:Medical conditions*Shock (circulatory), a circulatory medical emergency *Acute stress reaction, often termed shock by laypersons, a psychological condition in response to terrifying events *Post traumatic stress disorder, a long term …   Wikipedia

  • shock — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} 1. TS med. sindrome conseguente a insufficienza circolatoria acuta, con rapido instaurarsi di torpore mentale, astenia fisica, ipotensione arteriosa e sudorazione | reazione organica violenta indotta da un intenso …   Dizionario italiano

  • Shock! — Single par ℃ ute extrait de l’album Shocking 5 Face A SHOCK! Face B Ikiyōze! Sortie 6 janvier 2010 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • shock — m. angiol. Alteración grave de la circulación sanguínea que se manifiesta por una distribución anormal de este líquido en el organismo o por un descenso del volumen de sangre en circulación. La disminución de la cantidad de sangre que llega a los …   Diccionario médico

  • shock — shock1 [shäk] n. [Fr choc < choquer: see SHOCK1 the vt.] 1. the impact of persons, forces, etc. in combat or collision 2. a) a sudden, powerful concussion; violent blow, shake, or jar [the shock of an earthquake] b) the result or effect of s …   English World dictionary

  • Shock — Shock, n. [Cf. D. schok a bounce, jolt, or leap, OHG. scoc a swing, MHG. schoc, Icel. skykkjun tremuously, F. choc a shock, collision, a dashing or striking against, Sp. choque, It. ciocco a log. [root]161. Cf. {Shock} to shake.] 1. A quivering… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shock — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Clasificación de los tipos de Choque . HIPOVOLÉMICO NO TRAUMÁTICO Hemorragia Pérdida de líquidos TRAUMÁTICO CARDIOGÉNICO REDUCCIÓN DE FUNCIÓN SISTÓLICA Infarto agudo de miocardio Miocardiopatías Depresión miocár …   Wikipedia Español

  • Shock — Shock, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shocked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shocking}.] [OE. schokken; cf. D. schokken, F. choquer, Sp. chocar. [root]161. Cf. {Chuck} to strike, {Jog}, {Shake}, {Shock} a striking, {Shog}, n. & v.] 1. To give a shock to; to cause to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shock Me — «Shock Me» Canción de Kiss Álbum Love Gun Publicación 30 de Junio, 1977 Grabación Mayo, 1977 …   Wikipedia Español

  • shock — adj: of, relating to, or being a criminal sentence or condition of release involving participation in a program of vigorous physical training, discipline, regimentation, and rehabilitation therapy shock incarceration shock probation shock parole… …   Law dictionary

  • shock — Ⅰ. shock [1] ► NOUN 1) a sudden upsetting or surprising event or experience, or the resulting feeling. 2) an acute medical condition associated with a fall in blood pressure, caused by loss of blood, severe burns, sudden emotional stress, etc. 3) …   English terms dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.