shock - Definition in the English-German Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

German translation of “shock”

See all translations

shock

noun /ʃok/
a severe emotional disturbance
der Schock
The news gave us all a shock.
(often electric shock) the effect on the body of an electric current
der Schlag
He got a slight shock when he touched the live wire.
a sudden blow coming with great force
der Stoß
the shock of an earthquake.
a medical condition caused by a severe mental or physical shock
der Schock
He was suffering from shock after the crash.
shocker noun a very unpleasant person or thing
der Graus
This headache is a real shocker.
shocking adjective causing horror or dismay
schockierend
shocking news.
very bad
schrecklich
a shocking cold.
shockingly adverb very
schrecklich
shockingly expensive.
very badly
miserable
It was shockingly made.
shock absorber noun a device (in a motor car etc) for reducing the effect of bumps.
der Stoßdämpfer
(Definition of shock from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “shock” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

paradox

a situation or statement that seems impossible or is difficult to understand because it contains two opposite facts or characteristics

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More