shock tactics

plural noun

Definition of shock tactics

: actions, images, stories, etc., that surprise and upset people I don't think there's anything wrong with using shock tactics to discourage people from driving while drunk.

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“Shock tactics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shock%20tactics. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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