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1shock

noun \ˈshäk\

Definition of SHOCK

:  a pile of sheaves of grain or stalks of Indian corn set up in a field with the butt ends down

Origin of SHOCK

Middle English; akin to Middle High German schoc heap
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

2shock

transitive verb

Definition of SHOCK

:  to collect into shocks

First Known Use of SHOCK

15th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

3shock

noun, often attributive

Definition of SHOCK

1
:  the impact or encounter of individuals or groups in combat
2
a :  a violent shake or jar :  concussion
b :  an effect of such violence
3
a (1) :  a disturbance in the equilibrium or permanence of something (2) :  a sudden or violent mental or emotional disturbance
b :  something that causes such disturbance <the loss came as a shock>
c :  a state of being so disturbed <were in shock after they heard the news>
4
:  a state of profound depression of the vital processes associated with reduced blood volume and pressure and caused usually by severe especially crushing injuries, hemorrhage, or burns
5
:  sudden stimulation of the nerves and convulsive contraction of the muscles caused by the discharge of electricity through the animal body
6

Origin of SHOCK

Middle French choc, from choquer to strike against, from Old French choquier, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch schocken to jolt
First Known Use: 1565

4shock

verb

Definition of SHOCK

transitive verb
1
a :  to strike with surprise, terror, horror, or disgust
b :  to cause to undergo a physical or nervous shock
c :  to subject to the action of an electrical discharge
2
:  to drive by or as if by a shock
intransitive verb
1
:  to meet with a shock :  collide
2
:  to cause surprise or shock <an exhibit meant to shock>
shock·able \ˈshä-kə-bəl\ adjective

First Known Use of SHOCK

1656

5shock

adjective

—used to describe something that surprises and usually upsets people

Full Definition of SHOCK

:  bushy, shaggy

Origin of SHOCK

perhaps from 1shock
First Known Use: 1681

6shock

noun

Definition of SHOCK

:  a thick bushy mass (as of hair)

First Known Use of SHOCK

1819

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