- 1. daze, shock, stupor, stupefaction
- usage: the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally; "his mother's death left him in a daze"; "he was numb with shock"
- 2. shock, impact, fight, fighting, combat, scrap
- usage: the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat; "the armies met in the shock of battle"
- 3. electric shock, electrical shock, shock, reflex, reflex response, reflex action, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction
- usage: a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body; "subjects received a small electric shock when they made the wrong response"; "electricians get accustomed to occasional shocks"
- 4. shock, collapse, prostration
- usage: (pathology) bodily collapse or near collapse caused by inadequate oxygen delivery to the cells; characterized by reduced cardiac output and rapid heartbeat and circulatory insufficiency and pallor; "loss of blood is an important cause of shock"
- 5. shock, seismic disturbance, earthquake, quake, temblor, seism
- usage: an instance of agitation of the earth's crust; "the first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch"
- 6. shock, blow, surprise
- usage: an unpleasant or disappointing surprise; "it came as a shock to learn that he was injured"
- 7. shock, pile, heap, mound, agglomerate, cumulation, cumulus
- usage: a pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry; stalks of Indian corn set up in a field; "corn is bound in small sheaves and several sheaves are set up together in shocks"; "whole fields of wheat in shock"
- 8. shock, mass
- usage: a bushy thick mass (especially hair); "he had an unruly shock of black hair"
- 9. jolt, jar, jounce, shock, blow, bump
- usage: a sudden jarring impact; "the door closed with a jolt"; "all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers"
- 10. shock absorber, shock, cushion, damper, muffler
- usage: a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses; "the old car needed a new set of shocks"
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- 1. shock, floor, ball over, blow out of the water, take aback, surprise
- usage: surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off; "I was floored when I heard that I was promoted"
- 2. shock, offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrage, disgust, revolt, nauseate, sicken, churn up
- usage: strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"
- 3. shock, dismay, alarm, appal, appall, horrify
- usage: strike with horror or terror; "The news of the bombing shocked her"
- 4. shock, collide, clash
- usage: collide violently
- 5. shock, gather, garner, collect, pull together
- usage: collect or gather into shocks; "shock grain"
- 6. shock, treat, care for
- usage: subject to electrical shocks
- 7. traumatize, traumatise, shock, injure, wound
- usage: inflict a trauma upon
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