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Shake meaning

shake - 20 dictionary results

  1. 1. shake ( a body part) to communicate a greeting, feeling, or cognitive state; " shake one's head"; " She shook her finger at the naughty students"; " The old enemies shook hands"; " Don't shake your fist at me!"
  2. 2. stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; " These stories shook the community"; " the civil war shook the country"
  3. 3. move back and forth or sideways; " the ship was rocking"; " the tall building swayed"; " She rocked back and forth on her feet"
  4. 4. move or cause to move back and forth; " The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; " My hands were shaking"
  5. 5. shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively; " The old engine was juddering"
  6. 6. obs. p. p. of Shake.
  7. 7. To cause to move with quick or violent vibrations; to move rapidly one way and the other; to make to tremble or shiver; to agitate.
  8. 8. Fig.: To move from firmness; to weaken the stability of; to cause to waver; to impair the resolution of.
  9. 9. To give a tremulous tone to; to trill; as, to shake a note in music.
  10. 10. To be agitated with a waving or vibratory motion; to tremble; to shiver; to quake; to totter.
  11. 11. The act or result of shaking; a vacillating or wavering motion; a rapid motion one way and other; a trembling, quaking, or shivering; agitation.
  12. 12. A fissure in rock or earth.
  13. 13. A rapid alternation of a principal tone with another represented on the next degree of the staff above or below it; a trill.
  14. 14. One of the staves of a hogshead or barrel taken apart.
  15. 15. A shook of staves and headings.
  16. 16. To move or remove by agitating; to throw off by a jolting or vibrating motion; to rid one's self of; - generally with an adverb, as off, out, etc.; as, to shake fruit down from a tree.
  17. 17. The redshank; - so called from the nodding of its head while on the ground.
  18. 18. A vibratory motion.
  19. 19. To agitate; cause to tremble or waver; make afraid; trill.
  20. 20. To be agitated; tremble; waver.

shake - examples of usage

  1. If Michel came to say good- by, she would shake his hand herself.
  2. He would never shake her off now. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. You will shake hands with me, then, won't you? - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
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