Meaning of “electric shock” in the English Dictionary

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"electric shock" in British English

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electric shocknoun [ C ]

uk /ɪˌlek.trɪk ˈʃɒk/ us /ɪˌlek.trɪk ˈʃɑːk/ also shock

a sudden painful feeling that you get when electricity flows through your body:

He got an electric shock from one of the wires.

(Definition of “electric shock” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)