see also: Shook
  • IPA: /ʃʊk/
  • (obsolete) IPA: /ʃuːk/

shook (plural shooks)

  1. A set of pieces for making a cask or box, usually wood.
  2. The parts of a piece of house furniture, as a bedstead, packed together.
Synonyms Verb

shook (shooks, present participle shooking; past and past participle shooked)

  1. To pack (staves, etc.) in a shook.
  1. simple past tense of shake.
  2. (now, informal) past participle of shake#English|shake
    • 1595 December 9 (first known performance)​, William Shakespeare, “The life and death of King Richard the Second”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene i], page 39 ↗:
      Rich. Alack, why am I ſent for to a King, Before I haue ſhooke off the Regall thoughts / Wherewith I reign'd? I hardly yet haue learn'd / To inſinuate,flatter,bowe,and bend my Knee.


  1. (slang) Shaken up; rattled; shocked or surprised.
    • 2015, Gary L. Heyward, Corruption Officer: From Jail Guard to Perpetrator Inside Rikers Island, page 239 ↗:
      Upon hearing this I am really feeling the pressure. I am shook.
    • 2017, Danny Madion, "Pop music, sexuality and the gay duckling", The Michigan Daily (University of Michigan), 21 March 2017, page 5 ↗:
      Immediately, his face flushed: "How could Katy do that to Britney? I'm SHOOK."
    • 2018, Eddington Again, quoted in Senay Kenfe, "Eddington Again", L. A. Record, Summer 2018, page 35 ↗:
      He wrote this long ass thing about how we're the next up and coming thing! I'm shook, I'm like 'What the hell?" and all the emails started coming in—Interscope, Capitol, Universal, it was this whole spiral.
Proper noun
  1. Surname

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