There are 2 translations of shock in Spanish:

shock1

Pronunciation: /ʃɑːk; ʃɒk/

n

  • 1 countable/numerable 1.1 (of impact) choque (m), impacto (m); (of earthquake, explosion) sacudida (f)
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    • 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.
    1.2
    (electric shock)
    descarga (f) (eléctrica), golpe (m) de corriente I got a shock me dio una descarga or un golpe de corriente, me dio corriente, me dio (un) calambre (before noun/delante del nombre) shock therapy electrochoque (m), electroshock (m)
  • 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 uncountable or countable/no numerable o numerable (distress, surprise) shock (m), impresión (f) 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) [journalese/lenguaje periodístico] a shock announcement un anuncio sorprendente, un bombazo [colloquial/familiar]
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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.
    2.3 (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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    • 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.
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    • 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 countable/numerable 3.1 (bushy mass) a shock of hair una mata de pelo 3.2 [Agriculture/Agricultura] gavilla (feminine)
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
  • 4 [Cars/Automovilismo] [colloquial/familiar] shock absorber
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    • 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.

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There are 2 translations of shock in Spanish:

shock2

vt

  • 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
    1.2 [Medicine/Medicina] to be shocked sufrir un shock

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Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.