shocker

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shock·er

 (shŏk′ər)
n.
One that startles, shocks, or horrifies, as a sensational story or novel.

shocker

(ˈʃɒkə)
n
1. a person or thing that shocks or horrifies
2. a sensational novel, film, or play

shock•er

(ˈʃɒk ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that shocks.
2. a sensational novel, play, etc.
[1780–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shocker - a shockingly bad person
bad person - a person who does harm to others
2.shocker - a sensational message (in a film or play or novel)
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
Translations
مُزْعِج
hrůza
plage
rohadt dolog
hryllingur
berbat kimse/şey

shocker

[ˈʃɒkəʳ] N
1. it's a shockeres horrible, es un desastre
he's a shockeres un sinvergüenza
2. (Literat) (= cheap book) → novelucha f

shocker

[ˈʃɒkər] n
(news)
The news was a real shocker to him → Il a vraiment été choqué par cette nouvelle.
(book)livre m à sensation; (film)film m à sensation
(mistake)erreur f grossièreshock-horror shock horror [ˌʃɒkˈhɒrər]
modif (= sensational) [story] → à sensation; [headlines] → qui cherche à choquer
excl (humorous)quelle horreur!

shocker

n (inf)Reißer m (inf), → Schocker m (inf); he told me a shocker about conditions in jailer erzählte mir eine Schauergeschichte über die Zustände im Gefängnis; it’s a shockerdas haut einen um (inf); I have a shocker of a coldich habe eine grausige (inf)or entsetzliche Erkältung; he’s a shockerer ist ein ganz Schlimmer (hum)

shocker

[ˈʃɒkəʳ] n (fam) it was a real shockerè stata una vera bomba

shock1

(ʃok) noun
1. a severe emotional disturbance. The news gave us all a shock.
2. (often electric shock) the effect on the body of an electric current. He got a slight shock when he touched the live wire.
3. a sudden blow coming with great force. the shock of an earthquake.
4. a medical condition caused by a severe mental or physical shock. He was suffering from shock after the crash.
verb
to give a shock to; to upset or horrify. Everyone was shocked by his death; The amount of violence shown on television shocks me.
ˈshocker noun
a very unpleasant person or thing. This headache is a real shocker.
ˈshocking adjective
1. causing horror or dismay. shocking news.
2. very bad. a shocking cold.
ˈshockingly adverb
1. very. shockingly expensive.
2. very badly. It was shockingly made.
ˈshock-absorber noun
a device (in a motor car etc) for reducing the effect of bumps.
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This came as a big shocker and Pakistani cricket fans were since then deprived of watching foreign cricket teams coming to Pakistan and playing in the country at any venue except a one-off match or two.
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There's a big shocker in this movie, and some will thank the Green Goblin for what he had to do to seek revenge, whereas others will cry.
The next big shocker has to be yet more gruesome to grab my attention.
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Moody : The Grammys are famous for ignoring the shoo-in for some underdog in the top category, leading to a big shocker.
We are talking of course of the big shocker of the week, Aldar Properties announced plans to let go almost a quarter of its staff in attempt to re-size its operations.
The big shocker was the total absence of excitement among top Congress politicians and ministers.
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But the big shocker was that hunters, our own rank and file, also felt that AR-15 style rifles shouldn't be in the woods.