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shock1 British & World English

A sudden upsetting or surprising event or experience

shock2 British & World English

A group of twelve sheaves of grain placed upright and supporting each other to allow the grain to dry and ripen

shock3 British & World English

An unkempt or thick mass of hair

shock cord British & World English

Heavy elasticated cord; bungee cord

shock jock British & World English

A disc jockey on a talk-radio show who expresses opinions in a deliberately offensive or provocative way

shock stall British & World English

A marked increase in drag and a loss of lift and control on an aircraft approaching the speed of sound

shock wave British & World English

A sharp change of pressure in a narrow region travelling through a medium, especially air, caused by explosion or by a body moving faster than sound

shell shock British & World English

Psychological disturbance caused by prolonged exposure to active warfare, especially being under bombardment

culture shock British & World English

The feeling of disorientation experienced by someone when they are suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes

future shock British & World English

A state of distress or disorientation due to rapid social or technological change

shock brigade British & World English

(In the former Soviet Union) a body of workers who exceeded production quotas and were assigned to an especially urgent or arduous task

shock-headed British & World English

Having thick, shaggy, and unkempt hair

shock-horror British & World English

Causing great public outrage

shock tactic British & World English

A strategy that uses violent or extreme action or imagery to shock someone into doing something

shock therapy British & World English

Treatment of chronic mental conditions by electroconvulsive therapy or by inducing physiological shock

shock troops British & World English

Troops trained specially for carrying out a sudden assault

shock worker British & World English

(In the former Soviet Union) a member of a shock brigade

sticker shock British & World English

Shock or dismay experienced by the potential buyers of a particular product on discovering its high or increased price

thermal shock British & World English

A sudden temperature fluctuation causing stress in an object or substance

insulin shock British & World English

An acute physiological condition resulting from excess insulin in the blood, involving low blood sugar, weakness, convulsions, and potentially coma

acoustic shock British & World English

Damaged hearing suffered by the user of an earphone as a result of sudden excessive noise in the device

electric shock British & World English

A sudden discharge of electricity through a part of the body

shock absorber British & World English

A device for absorbing jolts and vibrations, especially on a vehicle

anaphylactic shock British & World English

An extreme, often life-threatening allergic reaction to an antigen to which the body has become hypersensitive

short, sharp shock in shock1 British & World English

A brief but harsh custodial sentence intended to discourage an offender from committing further offences

short, sharp shock British & World English

A brief but harsh custodial sentence intended to discourage an offender from committing further offences

heat-shock protein British & World English

A protein induced in a living cell in response to a rise in temperature above the normal level

toxic shock syndrome British & World English

Acute septicaemia in women, typically caused by bacterial infection from a retained tampon or IUD

aftershock British & World English

A smaller earthquake following the main shock of a large earthquake

shockproof British & World English

Designed to resist damage when dropped or knocked

shock waves in shock wave British & World English

A widespread feeling of shock caused by an unexpected event

electroshock British & World English

Denoting or relating to medical treatment by means of electric shocks

shock treatment in shock therapy British & World English

Treatment of chronic mental conditions by electroconvulsive therapy or by inducing physiological shock

shock1 English Thesaurus

the news of the murder came as a shock

shock2 English Thesaurus

a shock of red hair

shock English-Spanish

choque m, impacto m

shock Spanish-English

shock

shock jock English-Spanish

locutor que busca entretener o tratar temas polémicos siendo provocador u ofensivo con las personas que llaman a su programa

shock wave English-Spanish

onda f expansiva

thermal shock English-Spanish

choque m térmico

shock absorber English-Spanish

amortiguador m

shock-resistant English-Spanish

a prueba de golpes


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