Textual thesaurus for "shock"

(noun) electric shock, electrical shock

a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body

subjects received a small electric shock when they made the wrong response; electricians get accustomed to occasional shocks

(noun) impact

the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat

the armies met in the shock of battle

(noun) shock absorber, cushion

a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses

the old car needed a new set of shocks

(noun) blow

an unpleasant or disappointing surprise

it came as a shock to learn that he was injured

(noun) jolt, jounce, jar

a sudden jarring impact

the door closed with a jolt; all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers

(noun) seismic disturbance

an instance of agitation of the earth's crust

the first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch

(noun) stupor, daze

the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally

his mother's death left him in a daze; he was numb with shock

(verb) traumatise, traumatize

inflict a trauma upon

(verb) blow out of the water, ball over, floor, take aback

surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off

I was floored when I heard that I was promoted

(verb) scandalise, scandalize, appal, appall, outrage, offend

strike with disgust or revulsion

The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends