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    have a shock

    stupor: a state in which you are unable to think, hear, etc. clearly, especially because you have drunk too much alcohol, taken drugs or had a shock

    In the above passage, does have a shock mean get an electric shock?
    Last edited by sitifan; 08-Oct-2016 at 05:33.
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    Re: have a shock

    No, although an electric shock would be an example of the kind of shock that can induce stupor. To have a shock usually means to suffer a severe incident of emotional distress.
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