Meaning of “shock” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ I, T ] us uk /ʃɒk/

B2 to surprise and upset someone:

[ often passive ] Many people were shocked by the violent scenes in the film.

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shocked adjective


[ + to do sth ] We were shocked to find rat poison in our hotel room.

(Definition of “shock verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)