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get a shock

This page is about the collocation get a shock

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to be very surprised by something

For example

  • I got a shock when I saw my phone bill.

  • Carol's friends will get a big shock when they see her new hairstyle.

Quick Quiz

She'll get a shock when her husband tells her he's

a. going to jail

b. going to bed

c. going to work

Contributor: Matt Errey