1.Definition: (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"Category: General
"He had an unruly shock of black hair"Category: General
"The old car needed a new set of shocks"
Related Noun(s):cushionCategory: Objects
"Corn is bound in small sheaves and several sheaves are set up together in shocks", "Whole fields of wheat in shock"Category: General
"Subjects received a small electric shock when they made the wrong response", "Electricians get accustomed to occasional shocks"Category: General
6.Definition: a sudden jarring impact
"The door closed with a jolt", "All the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers"
"The first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch"Category: General
"It came as a shock to learn that he was injured"
Related Noun(s):blowCategory: General
"His mother's death left him in a daze", "He was numb with shock"
"The armies met in the shock of battle"
Related Noun(s):impactCategory: General