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verb shock pronunciation in American English /ʃɑk/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleshocking
past tenseshocked
past participleshocked
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  1. 1
    [transitive] if something bad and unexpected shocks someone, they are very surprised or upset by it

    The news shocked everyone.

    We were all shocked by the lies he told.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to give someone an electric shock
  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] to make someone feel embarrassed or offended by saying or doing something offensive or immoral

    He only says things like that to shock you.



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