Definitions of shake

  1.   move or cause to move quickly back and forth The chemist shook the flask vigorously My hands were shaking
  2.   move with or as if with a tremor his hands shook My legs trembled when I went onstage
  3.   get rid of I couldn't shake the car that was following me
  4.   stir the feelings or emotions of These stories shook the community
  5.   grasping and shaking a person's hand as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract
  6.   frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
  7.   causing to move repeatedly from side to side
  8.   reflex shaking caused by cold or fear or excitement
  9.   a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it
  10.   building material used as siding or roofing
  11.   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
  12.   undermine or cause to waver my faith has been shaken The bad news shook her hopes
  13.   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
  14.   stir the feelings emotions or peace of These stories shook the community the civil war shook the country
  15.   move back and forth or sideways the ship was rocking the tall building swayed She rocked back and forth on her feet
  16.   move or cause to move back and forth The chemist shook the flask vigorously My hands were shaking
  17.   shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively The old engine was juddering
  18.   obs p p of Shake
  19.   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
  20.   Fig To move from firmness to weaken the stability of to cause to waver to impair the resolution of
  21.   To give a tremulous tone to to trill as to shake a note in music
  22.   To be agitated with a waving or vibratory motion to tremble to shiver to quake to totter
  23.   The act or result of shaking a vacillating or wavering motion a rapid motion one way and other a trembling quaking or shivering agitation
  24.   A fissure or crack in timber caused by its being dried too suddenly
  25.   A fissure in rock or earth
  26.   A rapid alternation of a principal tone with another represented on the next degree of the staff above or below it a trill
  27.   One of the staves of a hogshead or barrel taken apart
  28.   A shook of staves and headings
  29.   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
  30.   The redshank so called from the nodding of its head while on the ground
  31.   To cause to shiver move with a quick short motion to move from a firm position as to shake one's faith in music give a quivering note to
  32.   To tremble or quake
  33.   Shook
  34.   Shaken
  35.   Shaking
  36.   1 To tremble to shiver 2 To agitate to move a thing to and fro or up and down
  37.   To move with quick short motions to agitate to make to tremble to threaten to overthrow to cause to waver to make afraid to give a tremulous note to
  38.   To be agitated to tremble to shiver to lose firmness pa t shook B shaked pa p shaken
  39.   A rapid tremulous motion a trembling or shivering a concussion a rent in timber rock etc music a rapid repetition of two notes
  40.   A vibratory motion
  41.   To agitate cause to tremble or waver make afraid trill
  42.   To be agitated tremble waver
  43.   To move rapidly to and fro or up and down agitate jolt wave tremble trill
  44.   To weaken impair shatter
  45.   A shaking agitation vibration jolt
  46.   Concussion rapid motion one way and another agitation a motion of hands clasped a trill
  47.   To agitate to make to totter or tremble to cause to shiver to drive off or away to weaken the stability of to cause to waver or doubt to trill To shake hands to agree or contract with to join hands at meeting or parting To shake off to drive off
  48.   To be agitated to tremble to shiver to totter
  49.   A rapid motion one way and another agitation a trembling or shivering motion of the hands when clasped in salutation in music the rapid up and down movement of the voice when dwelling on any particular note but always within the compass of a tone a fissure or rent in timber
  50.   To cause to move with short rapid vibrations to give a wavering or trembling motion to to throw or drive followed by down from or off to threaten to overthrow to cause to waver or doubt to lose firmness to tremble to totter to shiver

Quotes of shake

  1. The way the business things work in Russia is you have to meet people you have to go through a certain amount of etiquette and business things are done just simply by a shake of the hand and whether they like you or not – Marc Almond
  2. Shake was a dramatist of note He lived by writing things to quote – H. C. Bunner
  3. I tell the person I won't take a picture or sign the autograph but I will shake their hand That kind of personal touch is all they're really seeking – Chevy Chase
  4. No matter how hard the loss defeat might serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out – Al Gore
  5. I forgot to shake hands and be friendly It was an important lesson about leadership – Lee Iacocca
  6. One of my very greatest fears as a child was being ridiculed in public And there it was coming true As a television presenter I'd been respected People come up to you in the street and shake your hand and talk to you in a respectful way – David Icke
  7. Liverpool fans were great to me I still live near the city and they always come up and shake my hand – Paul Ince
  8. Despair and frustration will not shake our belief that the resistance is the only way of liberation – Emile Lahoud
  9. The actual getting into the gym and working out process was easier but the eating was harder I had to eat every two hours At one point my trainer said 'Put anything in your mouth Go to McDonald's get the biggest shake possible I just need to get calories in you Because my body fat at the time was only like 7 5%. – Taylor Lautner
  10. Any people anywhere being inclined and having the power have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government and form a new one that suits them better This is a most valuable a most sacred right a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world – Abraham Lincoln
  11. I want women to be liberated and still be able to have a nice ass and shake it – Shirley MacLaine
  12. Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out – Edwin Markham
  13. But in the end it's still a game of golf and if at the end of the day you can't shake hands with your opponents and still be friends then you've missed the point – Payne Stewart
  14. Every minute you are thinking of evil you might have been thinking of good instead Refuse to pander to a morbid interest in your own misdeeds Pick yourself up be sorry shake yourself and go on again – Evelyn Underhill
  15. Anyone that has come to America past the age of eighteen will be able to understand when I say that you can never shake your accent – Martin Yan

Usage examples for shake

  1. Both girls were beside her in an instant and Julie gave her a little shake – Those Dale Girls by Frank Weston Carruth
  2. Giving his shoulders a little shake he turned to Blanche ” – Secret Bread by F. Tennyson Jesse
  3. “ I don't blame you said Mr Cox kindly shake hands ” – Light Freights, Complete by W. W. Jacobs
  4. “ I put my left hand in I put my left hand out I give my left hand shake shake shake And turn myself about – My Book of Indoor Games by Clarence Squareman
  5. “ I couldn't shake him off – The Go Ahead Boys and the Mysterious Old House by Ross Kay
  6. They cannot double or shake to the mood of its nonsense nor do they find it grow curiouser and curiouser with each reading – Literature for Children by Orton Lowe
  7. We don't shake hands up here – Julian Home by Dean Frederic W. Farrar
  8. He would like to shake hands with you before he goes – Christian's Mistake by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  9. What you shake your head still – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  10. All this while the Nodding Donkey had said nothing of course and he had done nothing except to shake his head – The Story of a Nodding Donkey by Laura Lee Hope
  11. Then shake hands he cried with a frank appeal Mr Byrd found it hard to resist – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  12. He did not even shake hands with me nor did he say farewell – Life in the Grey Nunnery at Montreal by Sarah J Richardson
  13. “ I asked trying to keep the shake out of my voice – Mary Marie by Eleanor H. Porter
  14. Do not shake your head – An Orkney Maid by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  15. “ No said I with a shake of my head but it is not always so bad – A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green
  16. Don't shake hands with me – Uncanny Tales by Mary Louisa Molesworth
  17. Shake hands he said – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn
  18. Then he would try to shake it out at the bottom – Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad by Various
  19. An hour later word came to Hester it was Shake who brought it that Mr Benny would be glad to see her in the office – Shining Ferry by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  20. While it might mean nothing at all she could not shake off a feeling that if once she were able to get inside the room she might learn the answer to some of her questions – Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt

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