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verb shock pronunciation in British English /ʃɒk/
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
    [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.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to give someone an electric shock

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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