in a state of shock

Definition of in a state of shock

  1. 1 :  experiencing a sudden usually unpleasant or upsetting feeling because of something unexpected They were in a state of shock after hearing the news.

  2. 2 medical :  suffering from a serious condition in which the body is not able to get enough blood to all the parts of the body He was in a state of shock after the accident.

Word by Word Definitions

stateplay
  1. :  mode or condition of being

    :  condition of mind or temperament

    :  a condition of abnormal tension or excitement

  1. :  to set by regulation or authority

    :  to express the particulars of especially in words :  report

    :  to express in words

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

  1. :  to collect into shocks

  1. :  the impact or encounter of individuals or groups in combat

    :  a violent shake or jar :  concussion

    :  an effect of such violence

  1. :  to strike with surprise, terror, horror, or disgust

    :  to cause to undergo a physical or nervous shock

    :  to subject to the action of an electrical discharge

  1. :  bushy, shaggy

  1. :  a thick bushy mass (as of hair)


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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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