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shake - Dictionary definition and meaning for word shake

Definition
(noun) building material used as siding or roofing
Synonyms : shingle

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(noun) frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
Synonyms : milk shake , milkshake

Definition
(noun) a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it
Synonyms : trill

Definition
(noun) grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)
Definition
(noun) a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement
Synonyms : shiver , tremble

Definition
(noun) causing to move repeatedly from side to side
Synonyms : wag , waggle

Definition
(verb) move or cause to move back and forth
Synonyms : agitate
Example Sentence
  • The chemist shook the flask vigorously
  • My hands were shaking

Definition
(verb) move with or as if with a tremor
Synonyms : didder
Example Sentence
  • his hands shook

Definition
(verb) shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively
Synonyms : judder
Example Sentence
  • The old engine was juddering

Definition
(verb) move back and forth or sideways
Synonyms : rock , sway
Example Sentence
  • the ship was rocking
  • the tall building swayed
  • She rocked back and forth on her feet

Definition
(verb) undermine or cause to waver
Example Sentence
  • my faith has been shaken
  • The bad news shook her hopes

Definition
(verb) stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
Synonyms : excite , shake up , stimulate , stir
Example Sentence
  • These stories shook the community
  • the civil war shook the country

Definition
(verb) get rid of
Example Sentence
  • I couldn't shake the car that was following me

Definition
(verb) bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking
Example Sentence
  • He was shaken from his dreams
  • shake the salt out of the salt shaker

Definition
(verb) shake (a body part) to communicate a greeting, feeling, or cognitive state
Example Sentence
  • shake one's head
  • She shook her finger at the naughty students
  • The old enemies shook hands
  • Don't shake your fist at me!

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