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Definition of shock:

  1. A dog with long hair or shag; - called also shockdog.
  2. A lot consisting of sixty pieces; - a term applied in some Baltic ports to loose goods.
  3. A pile or assemblage of sheaves of grain, as wheat, rye, or the like, set up in a field, the sheaves varying in number from twelve to sixteen; a stook.
  4. A quivering or shaking which is the effect of a blow, collision, or violent impulse; a blow, impact, or collision; a concussion; a sudden violent impulse or onset.
  5. A sudden agitation of the mind or feelings; a sensation of pleasure or pain caused by something unexpected or overpowering; also, a sudden agitating or overpowering event.
  6. A sudden depression of the vital forces of the entire body, or of a port of it, marking some profound impression produced upon the nervous system, as by severe injury, overpowering emotion, or the like.
  7. A thick mass of bushy hair; as, a head covered with a shock of sandy hair.
  8. Bushy; shaggy; as, a shock hair.
  9. The sudden convulsion or contraction of the muscles, with the feeling of a concussion, caused by the discharge, through the animal system, of electricity from a charged body.
  10. To be occupied with making shocks.
  11. To collect, or make up, into a shock or shocks; to stook; as, to shock rye.
  12. To give a shock to; to cause to shake or waver; hence, to strike against suddenly; to encounter with violence.
  13. To meet with a shock; to meet in violent encounter.
  14. To strike with surprise, terror, horror, or disgust; to cause to recoil; as, his violence shocked his associates.
  15. To subject to the action of an electrical discharge so as to cause a more or less violent depression or commotion of the nervous system.


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