Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun shock

10 senses of shock

Sense 1
daze, shock, stupor -- (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")
       => stupefaction -- (a feeling of stupefied astonishment)

Sense 2
shock, impact -- (the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat; "the armies met in the shock of battle")
       => fight, fighting, combat, scrap -- (the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap")

Sense 3
electric shock, electrical shock, shock -- (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")
       => reflex, reflex response, reflex action, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction -- (an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus)

Sense 4
shock -- ((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")
       => collapse, prostration -- (an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion; "the commander's prostration demoralized his men")

Sense 5
shock, seismic disturbance -- (an instance of agitation of the earth's crust; "the first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch")
       => earthquake, quake, temblor, seism -- (shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity)

Sense 6
shock, blow -- (an unpleasant or disappointing surprise; "it came as a shock to learn that he was injured")
       => surprise -- (a sudden unexpected event)

Sense 7
shock -- (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")
       => pile, heap, mound, agglomerate, cumulation, cumulus -- (a collection of objects laid on top of each other)

Sense 8
shock -- (a bushy thick mass (especially hair); "he had an unruly shock of black hair")
       => mass -- (an ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people))

Sense 9
jolt, jar, jounce, shock -- (a sudden jarring impact; "the door closed with a jolt"; "all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers")
       => blow, bump -- (an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle")

Sense 10
shock absorber, shock, cushion -- (a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses; "the old car needed a new set of shocks")
       => damper, muffler -- (a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb shock

7 senses of shock

Sense 1
shock, floor, ball over, blow out of the water, take aback -- (surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off; "I was floored when I heard that I was promoted")
       => surprise -- (cause to be surprised; "The news really surprised me")

Sense 2
shock, offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrage -- (strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends")
       => disgust, revolt, nauseate, sicken, churn up -- (cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of; "The pornographic pictures sickened us")

Sense 3
shock -- (strike with horror or terror; "The news of the bombing shocked her")
       => dismay, alarm, appal, appall, horrify -- (fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised; "I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview"; "The news of the executions horrified us")

Sense 4
shock -- (collide violently)
       => collide, clash -- (crash together with violent impact; "The cars collided"; "Two meteors clashed")

Sense 5
shock -- (collect or gather into shocks; "shock grain")
       => gather, garner, collect, pull together -- (assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together")

Sense 6
shock -- (subject to electrical shocks)
       => treat, care for -- (provide treatment for; "The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The nurses cared for the bomb victims"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics")

Sense 7
traumatize, traumatise, shock -- (inflict a trauma upon)
       => injure, wound -- (cause injuries or bodily harm to)

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