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shock as in surprise greatly
  • "knock someone's socks off"
  • "I was floored when I heard that I was promoted"

Synonyms

  • floor surprise greatly; knock down with force; the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room, hallway, tent, or other structure); a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale; a lower limit; the ground on which people and animals move about; the bottom surface of any lake or other body of water ; the lower inside surface of any hollow structure; the occupants of a floor; the parliamentary right to address an assembly; the legislative hall where members debate and vote and conduct other business; a large room in a exchange where the trading is done
  • ball over surprise greatly
  • blow out of the water surprise greatly
  • take aback surprise greatly
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shock as in strike with disgust or revulsion
  • "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"

Synonyms

  • offend cause to feel resentment or indignation; act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; strike with disgust or revulsion; hurt the feelings of
  • scandalize strike with disgust or revulsion
  • scandalise strike with disgust or revulsion
  • appal strike with disgust or revulsion; fill with apprehension or alarm
  • appall strike with disgust or revulsion; fill with apprehension or alarm
  • outrage strike with disgust or revulsion; violate the sacred character of a place or language; force (someone) to have sex against their will; a feeling of righteous anger ; a wantonly cruel act ; a disgraceful event ; the act of scandalizing
shock as in strike with horror or terror
  • "The news of the bombing shocked her"
shock as in collide violently
    shock as in collect or gather into shocks
    • "shock grain"
    shock as in subject to electrical shocks
      shock as in inflict a trauma upon

        Synonyms

        • traumatize inflict a trauma upon
        • traumatise inflict a trauma upon
        shock as in 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"

        Synonyms

        • daze to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light; overcome as with astonishment or disbelief; the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally; confusion characterized by lack of clarity
        • stupor the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally; marginal consciousness
        shock as in the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
        • "the armies met in the shock of battle"

        Synonyms

        • impact press or wedge together; have an effect upon; the striking of one body against another ; a forceful consequence; influencing strongly; the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
        shock as in 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"

        Synonyms

        • electric shock the use of electricity to administer punishment or torture; trauma caused by the passage of electric current through the body (as from contact with high voltage lines or being struck by lightning); a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body
        • electrical shock a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body
        shock as in (pathology) bodily collapse or near collapse caused by inadequate oxygen delivery to the cells
        • "characterized by reduced cardiac output and rapid heartbeat and circulatory insufficiency and pallor"
        • "loss of blood is an important cause of shock"
        shock as in an instance of agitation of the earth's crust
        • "the first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch"

        Synonyms

        • seismic disturbance an instance of agitation of the earth's crust
        shock as in an unpleasant or disappointing surprise
        • "it came as a shock to learn that he was injured"

        Synonyms

        • blow a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; an impact (as from a collision); an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; an unpleasant or disappointing surprise; a strong current of air; street names for cocaine ; forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; exhale hard; be blowing or storming; free of obstruction by blowing air through; be in motion due to some air or water current; make a sound as if blown; shape by blowing; be inadequate or objectionable; make a mess of, destroy or ruin; spend thoughtlessly; spend lavishly or wastefully on; sound by having air expelled through a tube; play or sound a wind instrument; provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation ; cause air to go in, on, or through; cause to move by means of an air current; spout moist air from the blowhole; leave; lay eggs; cause to be revealed and jeopardized; show off ; allow to regain its breath; melt, break, or become otherwise unusable; burst suddenly
        shock as in a pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry
        • "stalks of Indian corn set up in a field"
        • "corn is bound in small sheaves and several sheaves are set up together in shocks"
        • "whole fields of wheat in shock"
        shock as in a bushy thick mass (especially hair)
        • "he had an unruly shock of black hair"
        shock as in a sudden jarring impact
        • "the door closed with a jolt"
        • "all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers"

        Synonyms

        • jolt move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion ; disturb (someone's) composure; a sudden jarring impact; an abrupt spasmodic movement
        • jar a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles ; the quantity contained in a jar; a sudden jarring impact; be incompatible; move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion ; shock physically; affect in a disagreeable way; place in a cylindrical vessel
        • jounce move up and down repeatedly ; a sudden jarring impact
        shock as in a mechanical damper
        • "absorbs energy of sudden impulses"
        • "the old car needed a new set of shocks"

        Synonyms

        • shock absorber a mechanical damper
        • cushion protect from impact; a mechanical damper; the layer of air that supports a hovercraft or similar vehicle ; a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.

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