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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shock  \Shock\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Shocked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Shocking}.]  [OE.  schokken  cf  D.  schokken  F.  choquer,  Sp 
  chocar.  [root]161.  Cf  {Chuck}  to  strike,  {Jog},  {Shake}, 
  {Shock}  a  striking,  {Shog},  n.  &  v.] 
  1.  To  give  a  shock  to  to  cause  to  shake  or  waver;  hence  to 
  strike  against  suddenly;  to  encounter  with  violence. 
  Come  the  three  corners  of  the  world  in  arms,  And  we 
  shall  shock  them  --Shak. 
  I  shall  never  forget  the  force  with  which  he  shocked 
  De  Vipont.  --Sir  W. 
  2.  To  strike  with  surprise,  terror,  horror,  or  disgust;  to 
  cause  to  recoil;  as  his  violence  shocked  his  associates. 
  Advise  him  not  to  shock  a  father's  will  --Dryden. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shocking  \Shock"ing\,  a. 
  Causing  to  shake  or  tremble,  as  by  a  blow;  especially, 
  causing  to  recoil  with  horror  or  disgust;  extremely  offensive 
  or  disgusting. 
  The  grossest  and  most  shocking  villainies.  --Secker. 
  --  {Shock"ing*ly},  adv  --  {Shock"ing*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  glaringly  vivid  and  graphic;  marked  by  sensationalism; 
  "lurid  details  of  the  accident"  [syn:  {lurid}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {disgraceful},  {scandalous}, 

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