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English definition of “shock”

shock

verb [I or T] (OFFEND)    /ʃɒk/ US  /ʃɑːk/
B2 to offend or upset someone by doing or saying something that they consider is immoral or unacceptable: The advertisements were designed to shock - that was the whole point of the campaign. [+ obj + to infinitive ] I think it shocks him to hear women talking about sex.Making people sad, shocked and upset shockable     /ˈʃɒk.ə.bl̩/ US  /ˈʃɑː.kə-/ adjective I have to be careful what I say to my mother - she's very shockable (= easily offended).Becoming too excited and easily upset
(Definition of shock verb (OFFEND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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