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shock

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1 a forceful coming together of two things

  • the whole railway platform shook from the shock of the two trains colliding
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2 the state of being strongly impressed by something unexpected or unusual

  • were in shock after they heard the news of the death of the president
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impact, collision, shock, concussion mean a forceful, even violent contact between two or more things. impact may be used to imply contact between two things, at least one of which is impelled toward the other.
    • the glass shattered on impact with the floor
collision implies the coming together of two or more things with such force that both or all are damaged or their progress is severely impeded.
    • the collision damaged the vehicle
shock often denotes the effect produced by a collision and carries the suggestion of something that strikes or hits with force.
    • the shock of falling rocks
concussion when not in technical use, often suggests the shattering, disrupting, or weakening effects of a collision, explosion, or blow.
    • bystanders felt the concussion of the blast

shock

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1 to cause an unpleasant surprise for

  • Mom was shocked by the terrible news that her cousin had died in an accident
  • I was shocked to find out that I was the victim of identity theft
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knock for a loop

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2 to make a strong impression on (someone) with something unexpected

  • were shocked by the way the law against public intoxication was constantly being broken
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knock for a loop, take aback, take by surprise

3 to strike with fear

  • the sudden appearance of the ghost shocked us to the core
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give one the creeps, make one's flesh creep (or crawl)

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