Shock Shock, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shocked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shocking}.] [OE. schokken; cf. D. schokken, F. choquer, Sp. chocar. [root]161. Cf. {Chuck} to strike, {Jog}, {Shake}, {Shock} a striking, {Shog}, n. & v.] 1. To give a shock to; to cause to shake or waver; hence, to strike against suddenly; to encounter with violence. [1913 Webster]

Come the three corners of the world in arms, And we shall shock them. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

I shall never forget the force with which he shocked De Vipont. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. To strike with surprise, terror, horror, or disgust; to cause to recoil; as, his violence shocked his associates. [1913 Webster]

Advise him not to shock a father's will. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. (Physiol.) To subject to the action of an electrical discharge so as to cause a more or less violent depression or commotion of the nervous system. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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