Shock

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Definition

a shock: a trauma; a surprise; an impact, a blow
noun
That shocked us. We didn't expect it at all and we were very surprised to hear the news.

to shock: to amaze, to astonish, to surprise; to scandalize, to outrage; to traumatize
verb
Pronunciation examples
UK: We were all shocked by the news of his death.
US: The shock of the explosion destroyed several buildings.

Examples

  • "Voiceover : Today, on a very special Beachview, CG has some shocking news for Mitch."
  • "Please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of these stories, but we do guarantee you will be shocked."
  • "I am shocked and appalled by your filthy mouth and mediocre tambourine skills."
  • "In the following chapters, you will discover shocking accusations and fabrications about Bruno, including: blackmail, adultery, Swedish au pairs, cross dressing, high-stakes scuba diving, and even illegal chicken fights."
  • "Brian : Oh my gosh is it something shocking?"
  • "The artist's work is modern, uncompromising and sometimes shocking."
  • "Dr. Gilchrist : Now, you're about to witness something shocking, watch."
  • "Today's torrid tabloid tales are dedicated to nouveau-riche nudist Horatio Oléré, who shocked the world this week with his debaucherous deeds."
  • "Dr. Loblaw : It's shocking, I know."
  • "Sir Robert Bear MP, Shadow Secretary for the Environment, shocked Parliament yesterday by declaring that "the notion that climate change is a man-made phenomenon is pure poppycock"."

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