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  Definition of shake
  1. causing to move repeatedly from side to side
  2. reflex shaking caused by cold or fear or excitement
  3. grasping and shaking a person''s hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)
  4. a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it
  5. frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
  6. building material used as siding or roofing
  7. move with or as if with a tremor; "his hands shook"
  8. undermine or cause to waver; "my faith has been shaken"; "The bad news shook her hopes"
  9. bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking; "He was shaken from his dreams"; "shake the salt out of the salt shaker"
  10. 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!"
  11. stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
  12. move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet"
  13. move or cause to move back and forth; "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking"
  14. shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively; "The old engine was juddering"
  15. get rid of; "I couldn''t shake the car that was following me"
Similar Words: wag, waggle, tremble, shiver, handshake, handshaking, handclasp, trill, milkshake, milk shake, shingle, didder, stimulate, shake up, excite, stir, rock, sway, agitate, judder, shake off, throw off, escape from

 

See Also: agitate, foment, stir up

 

Hyponyms: eggshake, frappe, malted, malt, malted milk, fuel, arouse, excite, turn on, wind up, frighten, fright, scare, affright, thrill, tickle, vibrate, tempt, invite, elate, lift up, uplift, pick up, intoxicate, inspire, animate, invigorate, enliven, exalt, titillate, roll, nutate, swag, totter, fluff up, plump up, shake up, fan, tremble, tremor, quake, palpitate, convulse, sparge, succuss, concuss, rattle, thresh, thresh about, thrash, thrash about, slash, toss, jactitate, jiggle, joggle, wiggle

 

Grouped Verbs: rock, sway

 

Derivational Morphology: rock, sway, agitate, wamble, waggle, wag, didder, shiver, shudder, tremble, shake hands, warble, trill, quaver, shingle, shaking, shakiness, trembling, quiver, quivering, vibration, palpitation, handshake, handshaking, handclasp, stir, scaremonger, stirrer, excitement, excitation, inflammation, fervor, fervour, careen, tilt, rocking chair, rocker, shaker

 

Anagrams: Hasek

 

 
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