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shock

noun [C/U] (SURPRISE)   /ʃɑk/
a sudden, unexpected, and often unpleasant or offensive event, or the emotional or physical reaction to such an event: [C] It was kind of a shock to hear they wanted to throw it out. Shock is also a medical condition caused by severe injury, pain, loss of blood, or fright that slows down the flow of blood around the body: [U] She was going into shock – her flesh was becoming chilled and her muscles were contracting. shocking    /ˈʃɑk·ɪŋ/ adjective The book was considered shocking when it was first published.
(Definition of shock noun (SURPRISE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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