UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈʃɒkt/

WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a shocked [look, expression, face]
  2. a shocked [look] on his face
  3. a shocked [look] in her eyes
  4. was shocked to [read, see, hear, learn, find out]
  5. was shocked when I [read] that
  6. was shocked by the [news, decision, behavior, allegations]
  7. shocked at [how, how many, how little, where, who]
  8. am (frankly) shocked that
  9. [quite, very, truly, totally, completely, extremely] shocked
  10. shocked and [saddened, horrified]
  11. shocked, but not surprised
  12. [most, all] of the [readers, audience, population] were shocked
  13. cannot [express, tell you] how shocked I am
  14. there was a shocked silence
  15. [gave, let out] a shocked gasp
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. it was a [real, terrible, nasty, frightful, horrible] shock
  2. [had, suffered] a [real] shock
  3. gave me a [real] shock
  4. his [death, passing] came as a shock
  5. the [news, result, decision] came as a shock
  6. it was a shock to [learn, hear, read] about
  7. was [hospitalized, treated] for shock
  8. the [patient, victim] is in (deep) shock
  9. [experienced, suffered] (a) culture shock
  10. his [mouth, jaw] was wide in shock
  11. hadn't [recovered, steadied] from the shock
  12. was still reeling from the shock
  13. a [reaction, feeling] of shock
  14. [earthquake, static, electric] shocks
  15. a shock from the [electricity, plug, toaster, screen]
  16. a shock to the [economy, government, nation, family, system]
  17. [campaign, approach] of shock and awe
  18. need to [repair, replace] my [car's, bike's] shocks
  19. my [car's] shocks need to be [repaired]
  20. need a new pair of shocks
n as adj
  1. (electric) shock [therapy, treatment]
  2. a pair of shock absorbers
  3. shock [tactics, rating]
  4. for shock value
  5. [after, following] his shock [defeat, resignation]
  1. [you, the news, what she said] shocked me
  2. you can't shock me
  3. [totally, absolutely, utterly, completely] shocked me
  4. shock them out of their [stupor, complacency]
  5. (has) shocked the [world, market, nation]
  6. shocked by the [news, sight, story]
  7. the [cats, dogs] were shocked by the [noise, fireworks]
  8. shocked by the [wire, outlet, door knob]
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