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English definition of “shock”

shock

verb [I, T]
 
 
/ʃɒk/
B2 to surprise and upset someone: [often passive] Many people were shocked by the violent scenes in the film.Making people sad, shocked and upsetSurprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upset
shocked adjective B1 [+ to do sth] We were shocked to find rat poison in our hotel room.
(Definition of shock verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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