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Part of speech: Verb

To cause to shake; to meet in violent encounter; to strike with surprise, horror, disgust, etc.; to subject ( the body) to the passage of an electric current; to collect, as sheaves of grain, into stacks.

Part of speech: Noun

A conical stack of sheaves of grain; a bushy mass, as of hair; a blow; a violent jar or shake; an unexpected jarring of the feelings, mind, etc.; as, his death was a shock to me; colloquially, a stroke of paralysis; the effect of the passage of electric current through the body; the drop in vitality or injury of the faculties after a severe physical strain; as, shell shock.

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