Definition of in a state of shock
- They were in a state of shock after hearing the news.
- He was in a state of shock after the accident.
: mode or condition of being
: condition of mind or temperament
: a condition of abnormal tension or excitement
: to set by regulation or authority
: to express the particulars of especially in words : report
: a sudden or violent mental or emotional disturbance
: a disturbance in the equilibrium or permanence of something
: something that causes such disturbance
: 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
: a thick bushy mass (as of hair)
: bushy, shaggy
: a pile of sheaves of grain or stalks of corn set up in a field with the butt ends down
: to collect into shocks
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