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English definition of “shock”

shock

verb [I or T] (SURPRISE)    /ʃɒk/ US  /ʃɑːk/
B2 to make someone feel upset or surprised: The photographs of starving children shocked people into giving money. The news of the accident shocked the family deeply.Making people sad, shocked and upsetSurprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upset shocked     /ʃɒkt/ US  /ʃɑːkt/ adjective B1 After his announcement, there was a shocked silence. [+ to infinitive] We were shocked to see smoke pouring out of the roof.Surprised
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