plural of shock

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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present tense third-person singular of shock

Synonyms & Antonyms of shocks (Entry 2 of 2)

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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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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“Shocks.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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