- (transitive, ergative) To cause (something) to move rapidly in opposite directions alternatingly.
- The earthquake shook the building.
- He shook the can of soda for thirty seconds before delivering it to me, so that, when I popped it open, soda went everywhere.
- (transitive) To move (one's head) from side to side, especially to indicate a negative.
- Shaking his head, he kept repeating "No, no, no".
- (transitive) To disturb emotionally; to shock.
- Her father's death shook her terribly.
- He was shaken by what had happened.
- (transitive) To lose, evade, or get rid of (something).
- I can't shake the feeling that I forgot something.
- (intransitive) To move from side to side.
- She shook with grief.
- (intransitive) To shake hands. (Esp. shake on.)
- OK, let's shake on it.
- (intransitive) To dance.
- She was shaking it on the dance floor.
NounShake (plural Shakes)
- The act of shaking something.
- The cat gave the mouse a shake.
- A milkshake.
- A beverage made by adding ice cream to a (usually carbonated) drink; a float.
- Shake cannabis, small, leafy fragments of cannabis that gather at the bottom of a bag of marijuana.
- (building material) Shingle.
- A crack or splint in wood.
- (informal) Instant, second. (Esp. in two shakes.)
1. A defect in lumber consisting of separation of wood fibers along the grain, the greater part of which occurs between the rings of annual growth
Adjectives for Shake
impressive; impatient; melancholy; solemn; nervous; dubious; significant; respectful; weary.
Adverbs for Shake
convulsively; nervously; agitatedly; furiously; rudely; violently; negatively; skeptically; energetically; pitilessly; inwardly; pathetically; lustily; viciously; vigorously; sternly; ominously; vehemently; passionately.
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dangle, dash, daunt, deaden, deal, debilitate, debug, decline, delirium tremens, demoralize, descant, deter, devitalize, didder, dig, disaffect, disappoint, disarrange, discard, discombobulate, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, discontinue, discourage, disenchant, dishearten, dislodge, disorder, display, disquiet, distress, disturb, ditch, dither, do-re-mi, dodder, double, drawl, driftwood, drink, drinkable, drive, drop, dull, dysarthria, dyslalia, dyslogia, dysphasia, dysphonia, dysphrasia, elbow, electrify, elude, enervate, enfeeble, escape, evade, eviscerate, exchange greetings, excite, exhaust, exhibit, extenuate, face, fade, fail, falsetto, falter, faze, ferment, fidget, firewood, flap, flash, flaunt, flicker, flip out, flit, flitter, float, flop, flourish, fluctuate, flurry, fluster, flutter, fly, foot, force, fox-trot, freak out on, freeze, freeze to death, fret, fright, frighten, frosted, frosted shake, funk, get along, get around, get away from, get high on, get on, get out of, get rid of, get to, give up, glass, glaze, glow, go pitapat, goad, greet, grimace, grind, grow cold, grow old, gruel, gyrate, gyration, hail, half a jiffy, half a mo, half a second, half a shake, halt, hardwood, harm, harshness, have a chill, have an ague, have goose pimples, have the fidgets, have the shakes, hawking voice, heave, hiss, hoarseness, hold up, hoof, hop, horrify, horripilate, hum, hurtle, hustle, hymn, idioglossia, idiolalia, impair, impairment of speech, instant, intonate, intone, jab, jactitate, jam, jar, jarring, jerk, jiff, jiffy, jig, jigget, jiggle, jimjams, jog, joggle, jolt, jolting, jostle, jounce, jump, jumps, kick, kiss, kiss hands, knock down, lath, lathing, lathwork, lay low, leave off, librate, lift the hat, lilt, limp, liquid, liquor, lisp, lisping, log, look all over, look everywhere, lose, lose heat, loss of voice, lumber, lurch, make one tremble, malt, microsecond, millisecond, mince, minstrel, minute, mitigate, mix up, moment, muzzy speech, nasal tone, nasalization, nod to, nudge, nutate, oscillate, outwit, overawe, overcome, paddle, palpitate, palpitation, panelboard, paneling, panelwork, pant, paper, parade, pendulate, perish with cold, perplex, perturb, perturbate, pile drive, pipe, pitapat, pitch, pitter-patter, plank, planking, plyboard, plywood, poke, pole, pop, post, potable, potation, prance, press, prod, prostrate, prove, psalm, psych out, pull the forelock, pulsate, pump, punch, puncheon, push, puzzle, quail, quake, quaker, quaking, quaver, quiver, quivering, raise apprehensions, rake, ram, ram down, ransack, rattle, reduce, reel, resonate, revet, rictus, rifle, rile, ripple, rock, roil, roll, roughen, roulade, ruffle, rummage, rumple, run, run against, salute, sap, say hello, scare, scour, search high heaven, sec, second, serenade, shake all over, shake down, shake hands, shake off, shake up, shaking, sheathe, sheathing, sheathing board, sheeting, shimmy, shingle, shiver, shivering, shivers, shock, shoulder, shove, show off, shrivel, shudder, shuddering, shuffle, shuffle out of, sibilation, sideboard, siding, sing, sing in chorus, sink, skip, skirt, slab, slat, slate, slip, soda, soda pop, soda water, soft drink, soften up, softwood, sol-fa, solmizate, speech defect, speech impediment, splat, split second, splutter, spook, sputter, squeeze, squirm, stagger, startle, stave, stick, stick of wood, stir, stir up, stirring up, stone, stop, stovewood, stress, stroke, stun, swag, sway, swear off, swell, swell with emotion, swing, swirl, take aback, talk incoherently, tamp, tap-dance, teeter, temblor, test, thatch, the shakes, threaten, three-by-four, thrill, thrill to, throb, throw off, thrust, tic, tick, tile, timber, timbering, timberwork, tingle, tingle with excitement, tonic, toss, toss and turn, totter, touch the hat, tremble, trembling, tremolando, tremolant, tremolo, tremor, tremors, trice, trill, trillet, trilleto, trillo, trip, troll, trouble, tumble, turn gray, turn inside out, turn on to, turn upside down, turn white, twang, tweedle, tweedledee, twink, twinkle, twinkling, twist and turn, twit, twitch, twitter, two shakes, two-by-four, unbrace, uncover, undermine, undo, undulate, unman, unnerve, unsettle, unstrengthen, unstring, upset, vacillate, vaunt, veneer, vibrate, vibrato, vocalize, wag, waggle, wall in, wall up, wallpaper, waltz, wane, warble, waste away, wave, waver, wavering, weaken, weatherboard, whip, whip up, whisk, whistle, wield, wiggle, wigwag, willies, wink, wither, wizen, wobble, wobbling, wood, work up, worry, wriggle, wrinkle, writhe, yodel
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