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Overview of verb shock

The verb shock has 7 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (4) shock, floor, ball over, blow out of the water, take aback

(surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off; "I was floored when I heard that I was promoted")

2. (3) shock, offend, scandalize, scandalise, appal, appall, outrage

(strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends")

3. shock

(strike with horror or terror; "The news of the bombing shocked her")

4. shock

(collide violently)

5. shock

(collect or gather into shocks; "shock grain")

6. shock

(subject to electrical shocks)

7. traumatize, traumatise, shock

(inflict a trauma upon)


Overview of adj shocking

The adj shocking has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) lurid, shocking

(glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism; "lurid details of the accident")

2. disgraceful, scandalous, shameful, shocking

(giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation; "scandalous behavior"; "the wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt"- Thackeray; "the most shocking book of its time")

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