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shock

noun /ʃok/
a severe emotional disturbance
choc
The news gave us all a shock.
(often electric shock) the effect on the body of an electric current
choc
He got a slight shock when he touched the live wire.
a sudden blow coming with great force
secousse
the shock of an earthquake.
a medical condition caused by a severe mental or physical shock
choc
He was suffering from shock after the crash.
shocker noun a very unpleasant person or thing
horreur
This headache is a real shocker.
shocking adjective causing horror or dismay
bouleversant
shocking news.
very bad
épouvantable
a shocking cold.
shockingly adverb very
affreusement
shockingly expensive.
very badly
très mal
It was shockingly made.
shock absorber noun a device (in a motor car etc) for reducing the effect of bumps.
amortisseur (de chocs)
(Definition of shock from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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