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Template:TOCright Shock may refer to:

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Medical conditions

  • Shock (circulatory), a circulatory medical emergency
  • Acute stress reaction, often termed 'shock' by laypersons, a psychological condition in response to terrifying events
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder, a long-term complication of acute stress reaction

Other meanings

  • Shock (economics), an unexpected or unpredictable event that affects an economy
  • Shocks (Image Processing)
  • Electric shock
  • Shock (mechanics)
  • Shock site, a website that is intended to be offensive or shocking to most viewers
  • Shock tactics, a close quarter battle tactic, usually done by specially trained shock troops.
  • Shock troops, troops trained for shock tactics, usually heavy cavalry or infantry
  • The Detroit Shock, a professional women's basketball team
  • Shock (Cooking Technique), to quickly stop the cooking process of blanched items by plunging them in ice water.

Surnames

In the arts

See also


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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Etymology

Either from Middle Dutch schokken "to push, jolt, shake, jerk" or Middle French choquer "to collide with, clash" of Germanic origin akin to Middle Dutch schokken "to jolt, bounce", Old High German scoc "a jolt, swing", Middle High German schoc, Icelandic skykkjun "tremuously"

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
shock

Plural
shocks

shock (plural shocks)

  1. Sudden, heavy impact.
  2. Something so surprising that it is stunning.
  3. More fully electric shock, a sudden burst of electric energy, hitting an animate animal such as a human.
  4. (pathology) A life-threatening medical emergency characterized by the inability of the circulatory system to supply enough oxygen to meet tissue requirements.
  5. A tuft or bunch of something (e.g. hair, grass)
  6. An arrangement of sheaves for drying. A stook.

Derived terms

Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to shock

Third person singular
shocks

Simple past
shocked

Past participle
shocked

Present participle
shocking

to shock (third-person singular simple present shocks, present participle shocking, simple past and past participle shocked)

  1. To cause to be emotionally shocked.
  2. To give an electric shock.

Translations

Anagrams

  • Anagrams of chkos
  • hocks

Italian

Etymology

English

Noun

shock m. inv.

  1. shock (medical; violent or unexpected event)

Simple English

Shock may refer to:

Contents

Medical conditions

  • Shock (circulatory), a circulatory medical emergency
  • Acute stress reaction, often termed 'shock' by laypersons, a psychological condition in response to terrifying events
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder, a long-term complication of acute stress reaction

Other meanings

  • Shock (economics), an unexpected or unpredictable event that affects an economy
  • Shocks (Image Processing)
  • Electric shock
  • Shock (mechanics)
    • short for "Shock absorber"
    • Shock wave, one example being a sonic boom
  • Shock site, a website that is intended to be offensive or shocking to most viewers
  • Shock tactics, a close quarter battle tactic, usually done by specially trained shock troops.
  • Shock troops, troops trained for shock tactics, usually heavy cavalry or infantry
  • The Detroit Shock, a professional women's basketball team
  • Shock (Cooking Technique), to quickly stop the cooking process of blanched items by plunging them in ice water.

Last names

In the arts

  • Shock (troupe), a rock/mime/burlesque/music troupe
  • Shock (1946 film), a movie starring Vincent Price
  • Shock (1977 film), a 1977 Italian film
  • Shock (novel), a 2001 book by Robin Cook
  • Shock (2004 film), a 2004 Tamil film starring Prashanth Thyagarajan
  • Shock (2006 film), a 2006 Telugu film
  • The Shock (1923 film), a 1923 silent film
  • Shock Records, an Australian record label

Other pages

  • Culture shock
  • Future shock
  • Sticker shock
  • Combat stress reaction, or "shell shock"








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