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 shock tactics are being used in an attempt to stop persistent drink-drivers by showing them graphic videos of the potential results of their crimes
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- As the tide rushes out for smoking, the widespread use of extreme visual shock tactics on the packs is approaching just as fast.
- Some shock tactics are useful, in that they promote frank and open debate about profanity, sexism, and, most importantly, rape and violence against women.
- Fairness is not using shock tactics on unsuspecting restaurant patrons who are minding their own business having a meal in a quiet and relaxing atmosphere.
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