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    Definition:
    Shock - (n.) 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.
    Shock - (n.) A lot consisting of sixty pieces; -- a term applied in some Baltic ports to loose goods.
    Shock - (v. t.) To collect, or make up, into a shock or shocks; to stook; as, to shock rye.
    Shock - (v. i.) To be occupied with making shocks.
    Shock - (n.) 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.
    Shock - (n.) 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.
    Shock - (n.) 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.
    Shock - (n.) 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.
    Shock - (v.) To give a shock to; to cause to shake or waver; hence, to strike against suddenly; to encounter with violence.
    Shock - (v.) To strike with surprise, terror, horror, or disgust; to cause to recoil; as, his violence shocked his associates.
    Shock - (v. i.) To meet with a shock; to meet in violent encounter.
    Shock - (n.) A dog with long hair or shag; -- called also shockdog.
    Shock - (n.) A thick mass of bushy hair; as, a head covered with a shock of sandy hair.
    Shock - (a.) Bushy; shaggy; as, a shock hair.
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    Definition: Similar or Containing
    Earthshock - (n.) An earthquake.
    Intershock - (v. t.) To shock mutually.
    Shocked - (imp. & p. p.) of Shock
    Shocking - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shock
    Shockdog - (n.) See 7th Shock, 1.
    Shock-head - (a.) Shock-headed.
    Shock-headed - (a.) Having a thick and bushy head of hair.
    Shocking - (a.) Causing to shake or tremble, as by a blow; especially, causing to recoil with horror or disgust; extremely offensive or disgusting.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Shock - n. 1 violent collision, impact, tremor, etc. 2 sudden and disturbing effect on the emotions etc. 3 acute prostration following a wound, pain, etc. 4 = *electric shock. 5 disturbance in the stability of an organization etc. v. 1 a horrify; outrage. B (absol.) Cause shock. 2 affect with an electric or pathological shock. [french choc, choquer]
    Shock - n. Group of corn-sheaves in a field. v. Arrange (corn) in shocks. [origin uncertain]
    Shock - n. Unkempt or shaggy mass of hair. [origin unknown]
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Culture shock - n. Disorientation felt by a person subjected to an unfamiliar way of life.
    Electric shock - n. Effect of a sudden discharge of electricity through the body of a person etc.
    Electro-shock - attrib. Adj. (of therapy) by means of electric shocks.
    Electro-shock - attrib. Adj. (of therapy) by means of electric shocks.
    Shell-shock - n. Nervous breakdown caused by warfare. shell-shocked adj.
    Shock absorber - n. Device on a vehicle etc. For absorbing shocks, vibrations, etc.
    Shocker - n. Colloq. 1 shocking person or thing. 2 sensational novel etc.
    Shocking - adj. 1 causing shock; scandalous. 2 colloq. Very bad. shockingly adv.
    Shocking pink - adj. & n. (as adj. Often hyphenated) vibrant shade of pink.
    Shockproof - adj. Resistant to the effects of (esp. Physical) shock.
    Shock therapy - n. (also shock treatment) treatment of depressive patients by electric shock etc.
    Shock troops - n.pl. Troops specially trained for assault.
    Shock wave - n. 1 moving region of high air pressure caused by an explosion or by a supersonic body. 2 wave of emotional shock (the news sent shock waves throughout the region).
    Unshockable - adj. Unable to be shocked.

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