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Briefly check for shock (4)

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stun

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'shock' is the definition.

('stun' can be a synonym of 'shock')

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This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for stun that I've seen before include "Daze, stupefy", "'Shock, daze (4)'", "Daze with nuts", "Surprise greatly, knock someone''s socks off", "Render temporarily senseless", "Render semi-conscious with blow", "Daze, paralyse", "Confuse", "Confound" and "Flabbergast".)

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