Definition of electric shock noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


electric shock

BrE BrE//ɪˌlektrɪk ˈʃɒk//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˌlektrɪk ˈʃɑːk//
(also shock) Electronics
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a sudden painful feeling that you get when electricity passes through your body I got an electric shock from that light switch. See related entries: Electronics
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: electric shock