Translation of "shock" - English-Italian dictionary


noun uk /ʃɒk/ us /ʃɑk/

B1 a big, unpleasant surprise

colpo, shock
Her death came as a / terrible shock to him. La morte di lei è stata / per lui un colpo terribile.

also electric shock /ɪˌlek·trɪk ˈʃɒk/ /ɪˌlek·trɪk ˈʃɑk/ a sudden, painful feeling that you get when electricity flows through your body

scossa elettrica
verb uk /ʃɒk/ us /ʃɑk/

to surprise and upset someone

colpire, scioccare
Many people were shocked by the violent scenes in the movie. Molte persone sono state colpite dalle scene violente nel film.

(Translation of “shock” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)