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shock
  1. a pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry; stalks of Indian corn set up in a field; "corn is bound in small sheaves and several sheaves are set up together in shocks"; "whole fields of wheat in shock"
  2. (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"
  3. inflict a trauma upon
  4. a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body; "subjects received a small electric shock when they made the wrong response"; "electricians get accustomed to occasional shocks"
  5. subject to electrical shocks
  6. the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat; "the armies met in the shock of battle"
  7. collect or gather into shocks; "shock grain"
  8. a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses; "the ol

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