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shock tactic

Syllabification: shock tac·tic

Definition of shock tactic in English:

noun

A strategy that uses violent or extreme action or imagery to shock someone into doing something: they are prepared to use shock tactics to get their message across
More example sentences
  • Although the organisation uses shock tactics, it has not been directly involved in any violent action.
  • Using human bone as an art-making material seems manipulative, a shock tactic.
  • This is the kind of shock tactic that is his trademark.

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