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English definition of “shock”

shock

verb [I or T] (SURPRISE)    /ʃɒk/ US  /ʃɑːk/
B2 to make someone feel upset or surprised : The photographs of starving children shocked people into giv ing money . The news of the accident shocked the family deeply .Making people sad, shocked and upsetSurprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upset shocked     /ʃɒkt/ US  /ʃɑːkt/ adjective B1 After his announcement , there was a shocked silence . [+ to infinitive] We were shocked to see smoke pouring out of the roof .Surprised
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