Shock, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shocked p. pr. & vb. n. Shocking.]
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. Scott.
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.
3. Physiol. To subject to the action of an electrical discharge so as to cause a more or less violent depression or commotion of the nervous system.
adj : struck with fear, dread, or consternation [syn: aghast(p),