Associations to the word «Shock»


SHOCK, noun. Sudden, heavy impact.
SHOCK, noun. (figuratively) Something so surprising that it is stunning.
SHOCK, noun. Electric shock, a sudden burst of electric energy, hitting an animate animal such as a human.
SHOCK, noun. Circulatory shock, a life-threatening medical emergency characterized by the inability of the circulatory system to supply enough oxygen to meet tissue requirements.
SHOCK, noun. A sudden or violent mental or emotional disturbance
SHOCK, noun. (mathematics) A discontinuity arising in the solution of a partial differential equation.
SHOCK, verb. To cause to be emotionally shocked.
SHOCK, verb. To give an electric shock.
SHOCK, verb. (obsolete) (intransitive) To meet with a shock; to meet in violent encounter.
SHOCK, noun. An arrangement of sheaves for drying, a stook.
SHOCK, noun. (commerce) (dated) A lot consisting of sixty pieces; a term applied in some Baltic ports to loose goods.
SHOCK, noun. (by extension) A tuft or bunch of something (e.g. hair, grass)
SHOCK, noun. (obsolete) (by comparison) A small dog with long shaggy hair, especially a poodle or spitz; a shaggy lapdog.
SHOCK, verb. To collect, or make up, into a shock or shocks; to stook.
SHOCK ABSORBER, noun. A mechanical device designed to smooth out or damp any sudden shock impulse and dissipate kinetic energy; usually consists of a combination of a spring and a dashpot
SHOCK ABSORBERS, noun. Plural of shock absorber
SHOCK AND AWE, noun. A military doctrine based on the use of spectacular displays of force.
SHOCK DIAMOND, noun. Any of the diamond shaped wave patterns that appear in the supersonic exhaust plume of an aerospace propulsion system, such as a supersonic jet engine or rocket, when it is operated in an atmosphere.
SHOCK HORROR, interjection. A expression of amazement at something controversial, now usually ironic.
SHOCK JOCK, noun. A deliberately offensive or provocative disk jockey
SHOCK JOCKS, noun. Plural of shock jock
SHOCK MOUNT, noun. A particular type of microphone mount in which the microphone is suspended by elastic, and so is partially isolated from vibrations that might otherwise be better transmitted to the microphone through the mic stand, causing unwanted sounds to be added to the output signal.
SHOCK ROCK, noun. (music) A genre of rock music typified by elements of theatrical shock value in live performances.
SHOCK SITE, noun. A website intended to be offensive or shocking to most viewers, containing frightening and/or extremely distasteful and crude content of a pornographic, scatological, or grotesquely violent nature. In most cases, it displays a particular picture most prominently; some shock sites also show animations or galleries of images, particularly shock images.
SHOCK SITES, noun. Plural of shock site
SHOCK THERAPIES, noun. Plural of shock therapy
SHOCK THERAPY, noun. Alternative term for electroconvulsive therapy
SHOCK TROOP, noun. A military formation created to lead an attack.
SHOCK TROOPS, noun. Plural of shock troop
SHOCK WAVE, noun. (physics) A powerful compression wave produced by the movement of a body through a fluid or gas at a velocity greater than the local speed of sound.
SHOCK WAVE, noun. Any violent disturbance.
SHOCK WAVES, noun. Plural of shock wave

Dictionary definition

SHOCK, 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".
SHOCK, noun. The violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat; "the armies met in the shock of battle".
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".
SHOCK, noun. (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, 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".
SHOCK, noun. An unpleasant or disappointing surprise; "it came as a shock to learn that he was injured".
SHOCK, noun. 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".
SHOCK, noun. A bushy thick mass (especially hair); "he had an unruly shock of black hair".
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, noun. A mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses; "the old car needed a new set of shocks".
SHOCK, verb. Surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off; "I was floored when I heard that I was promoted".
SHOCK, verb. Strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends".
SHOCK, verb. Strike with horror or terror; "The news of the bombing shocked her".
SHOCK, verb. Collide violently.
SHOCK, verb. Collect or gather into shocks; "shock grain".
SHOCK, verb. Subject to electrical shocks.
SHOCK, verb. Inflict a trauma upon.

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