shock noun (SURPRISE)
a shock to the system
- Her resignation came as quite a shock.
- It was quite a shock for all concerned.
- It took him years to get over the shock of his wife dying.
- It was one hell of a shock to find out I'd lost my job.
- When I saw him after the accident he was still in shock and was heavily sedated.
shock noun (ELECTRICITY)
shock noun (ILLNESS)
shock noun (DAMAGING EFFECT)
shock noun (OFFENDED)
shock noun (HAIR)
shockverb [ I or T ]uk /ʃɒk/ us /ʃɑːk/
shock verb [ I or T ] (OFFEND)
The advertisements were designed to shock - that was the whole point of the campaign. 这些广告为的就是惊世骇俗——这就是此次活动的全部意义。
- People were shocked by the advertisement depicting a woman beating her husband.
- The play's eroticism shocked audiences when it was first performed.
- I think she was shocked by my extravagance.
- This sort of art is intended to shock.
- I hope I haven't shocked you.
shock verb [ I or T ] (SURPRISE)
- News of the disaster shocked the whole world.
- It was the speed at which it all happened that shocked me.
- The ferocity of the attack shocked a lot of people.
- The acrimony of the dispute has shocked a lot of people.
- The recent attack on the UN building has shocked the civilized world.