rude shock

Definition of rude shock

  1. :  an unpleasant surprise If you think this job is going to be easy, you're in for a rude shock.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  being in a rough or unfinished state :  crude

    :  natural, raw

    :  primitive, undeveloped

  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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to cast off or become cast off

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