shock

shock
shock1
noun
1》 a sudden upsetting or surprising event or experience, or the resulting feeling.
    ↘short for electric shock.
2》 an acute medical condition associated with a fall in blood pressure, caused by loss of blood, severe burns, sudden emotional stress, etc.
3》 a violent shaking movement caused by an impact, explosion, or tremor.
4》 short for shock absorber.
verb
1》 cause (someone) to feel surprised and upset.
    ↘offend the moral feelings of; outrage.
2》 affect with physiological shock, or with an electric shock.
3》 archaic collide violently.
Derivatives
shockability noun
shockable adjective
shockproof adjective
Origin
C16: from Fr. choc (n.), choquer (v.), of unknown origin.
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shock2
noun a group of twelve sheaves of grain placed upright and supporting each other to allow the grain to dry and ripen.
verb arrange in shocks.
Origin
ME: perh. from MDu., Mid. Low Ger. schok, of unknown origin.
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shock3
noun an unkempt or thick mass of hair.
Origin
C17 (denoting a dog with long shaggy hair): origin uncertain; cf. obs. shough, denoting a breed of lapdog.

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