- 1 countable 1.1 (of impact)(of earthquake, explosion) sacudida (feminine)Example sentences1.2
also: electric shockdescarga (feminine) (eléctrica)I got a shock
- 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.
golpe (masculine) de corrienteme dio una descarga or un golpe de corriente
me dio corriente
me dio (un) calambre
- 2 2.1 uncountable (Medicine) to be in (a state of) shockestar en estado de shockthey were taken to hospital suffering from shocklos llevaron al hospital en estado de shockExample sentences2.2 uncountable or countable (distress, surprise) to get a shock
llevarse un shock or una impresiónI nearly died of shockpor poco me muero del shock or de la impresiónthe shock of her deathel shock or el golpe de su muertethe news came as no great shock to usla noticia no nos sorprendió demasiadohe's in for a shock when he finds outse va a llevar un shock cuando se entereshock, horror! (British English) [humorous]¡qué horror!(before noun) a shock announcement
- 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.
¡horror de horrores!un anuncio sorprendente
un bombazo [colloquial]Example sentences2.3 (scare) to get a shock
llevarse un sustowhat a shock you gave me!¡qué susto me diste or me pegaste!Example sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 3 (Cars) [colloquial] → shock absorberExample 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.
- 1 (stun, appal)(scare) asustarhe was shocked by what he sawquedó horrorizado or impactado or (Chile) choqueado con lo que viothe country was shocked by the news of his deathla noticia de su muerte sacudió or conmocionó al paísmy mother is easily shockedmi madre se escandaliza or se horroriza por cualquier cosait shocked me into being more carefulme asustó realmente y ahora tengo más cuidadoExample sentences
- She was visibly upset, and it shocked me, watching her.
- But this week, when he visited, he was shocked and deeply upset to find his beloved wife's grave had been used as a dumping ground for the earth which had been removed from a next door grave.
- We had a meeting to discuss the figures and people were shocked and surprised.
- He projected an unpretentious, open image, and his reputation for moral rectitude became a crucial asset for a nation still shocked by the Watergate scandal.
- While others were quite shocked or even offended by the waitress's behaviour, I was very amused.
- I believe that future generations will be shocked and outraged that it took us so long.
- 2 (Medicine)to be shockedsufrir un shockExample sentences
- Implanted in the chest, the ICD is a small electronic device which shocks the heart back into a healthy rhythm if it detects an abnormal heartbeat.
- The electric current shocks the sweat glands, and they stop producing sweat temporarily.
- Patients who remain shocked after 3 litres of intravenous fluid usually have continued bleeding and require urgent laparotomy.
- (Agriculture)Example sentences
- This accumulation of the bundles in the field was a big help for the manual labor which is what it took to assemble grain shocks from all those bundles!
- The grain shocks would be off-loaded into the thrashing machines.
- The field of wheat is well in the foreground, diversified and defined by the shocks of grain to the right.
- (bushy mass) a shock of hairuna mata de peloExample sentences
- He is handsome, with high cheekbones, a strong chin, and a shock of thick hair, and he stares with a slight frown at something in the distance.
- He had a thick shock of dark brown hair, with a little gray peeking in around his temples and just above his ears.
- He has a shock of thick snow-blond hair that is certain to attract the others in white.
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