- 1 countable/numerable 1.1 (of impact) choque (masculine), impacto (masculine); (of earthquake, explosion) sacudida (feminine)More example sentences1.2
(electric shock)descarga (feminine) (eléctrica), golpe (masculine) de corriente I got a shock me dio una descarga or un golpe de corriente, me dio corriente, me dio (un) calambre
- Peeling himself off the disgusting plastic cover, Dylan shook the shock of the impact from his head and quickly regained his senses.
- They are almost certainly unsafe, as they cannot absorb the shock of an impact, even at slow speeds.
- A very simple answer would probably be to absorb the shock of impact.
- 2 2.1 uncountable/no numerable [Medicine/Medicina] shock (masculine) to be in (a state of) shock estar* en estado de shock they were taken to hospital suffering from shock los llevaron al hospital en estado de shock 2.2 u and c (distress, surprise) shock (masculine), impresión (feminine) to get a shock llevarse un shock or una impresión I nearly died of shock por poco me muero del shock or de la impresión the shock of her death el shock or el golpe de su muerte the news came as no great shock to us la noticia no nos sorprendió demasiado he's in for a shock when he finds out se va a llevar un shock cuando se entere shock, horror! (British English/inglés británico) [humorous/humorístico] ¡qué horror!, ¡horror de horrores! (before noun/delante del nombre) a shock announcement un anuncio sorprendente, un bombazo [colloquial/familiar]More example sentences2.3 (scare) susto (masculine) to get a shock llevarse un susto what a shock you gave me! ¡qué susto me diste or me pegaste!
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- Devlin caught it instantly, wearing a look of utter shock on his face.
- Sputtering, he broke the surface, a look of utter shock on his face.
- Today was… pay day… and I got the biggest shock of my life.
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- It's a bit of a shock to experience the reality of the cruise liner rather than the fantasy - especially when the reality is just as fantastic in its own way.
- And so nobody else has to go through this experience and the shock initially when that happens.
- However, due to the shock of the experience and the upset caused to the young boy, the pair cut their holiday short and returned home.
- Hypovolaemic shock follows major blood loss which may be caused by trauma or during surgery.
- Contraindications to the vaccines can be as severe as allergic shock, collapse, seizures, permanent brain injury or death.
- This type of treatment must only be carried out under close supervision from a doctor because of the risk that it may cause a serious allergic reaction called anaphylactic shock.
- 3 [Cars/Automovilismo] [colloquial/familiar] shock absorberMore example sentences
- We just didn't have enough in the budget to fix the Charger if an axle broke or the shocks went out.
- A country with bad roads does not require ceramic engines; it needs vehicles with rugged axles and shocks.
- Improved suspension parts ranging from bushings to springs, shocks and tires make this vehicle a stand out in terms of handling and ride quality.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 (stun, appal) horrorizar*; (scandalize) escandalizar*, horrorizar*; (scare) asustar he was shocked by what he saw quedó horrorizado or impactado or (Chile) choqueado con lo que vio the country was shocked by the news of his death la noticia de su muerte sacudió or conmocionó al país my mother is easily shocked mi madre se escandaliza or se horroriza por cualquier cosa it shocked me into being more careful me asustó realmente y ahora tengo más cuidado 1.2 [Medicine/Medicina] to be shocked sufrir un shock