English dictionary definition of:



  • a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body
  • the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
  • a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses
  • an unpleasant or disappointing surprise
  • a sudden jarring impact
  • an instance of agitation of the earth's crust
  • the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
  • a bushy thick mass (especially hair)
  • a pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry; stalks of Indian corn set up in a field
  • (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


  • inflict a trauma upon
  • subject to electrical shocks
  • collect or gather into shocks
  • collide violently
  • strike with horror or terror
  • surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off
  • strike with disgust or revulsion


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Spellzone course content

View spelling list ck words and learn about the word shock in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 2. Spelling the consonant sounds, Part 1.

Scrabble score for shock

Scrabble score = 14

generated at 00:36:49 on 18-01-20

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