1 building material used as siding or roofing [syn: shingle]
3 a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it [syn: trill]
4 grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract) [syn: handshake, handshaking, handclasp]
1 move or cause to move back and forth; "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking" [syn: agitate]
2 move with or as if with a tremor; "his hands shook" [syn: didder]
3 shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively; "The old engine was juddering" [syn: judder]
4 move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet" [syn: rock, sway]
5 undermine or cause to waver; "my faith has been shaken"; "The bad news shook her hopes"
6 stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country" [syn: stimulate, shake up, excite, stir]
7 get rid of; "I couldn't shake the car that was following me" [syn: shake off, throw off, escape from]
8 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"
9 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!" [also: shook, shaken]
- Rhymes: -eɪk
- transitive ergative
To cause (something) to move rapidly from side to side.
- The earthquake shook the building.
- To disturb emotionally; to shock.
- Her father's death shook her terribly.
- To lose, evade, or get rid of
- I can't shake the feeling that I forgot something.
- To move from side to side.
- She shook with grief.
- To shake hands.
- OK, let's shake on it.
transitive: to cause to move
transitive: to disturb emotionally
transitive: to lose, evade
intransitive: to move from side to side
intransitive: to shake hands
- ttbc Arabic:
- ttbc Chinese: 搖, 摇 (yáo)
- ttbc Dutch: schudden
- ttbc German: erschüttern (1,4), schütteln (2,3), schwanken (6)
- ttbc Hungarian: ráz, megráz
- ttbc Indonesian: mengguncang, mengocok
- ttbc Italian: scuotere
- ttbc Korean: 떨다 (ddeolda)
- ttbc Norwegian: riste
- ttbc Portuguese: sacudir
- ttbc Spanish: agitar, sacudir
- ttbc Swedish: skaka
- ttbc Telugu: కుదుపు (kudupu)
- ttbc Tok Pisin: seksekim, sakim, seksek (6), sekan (7)
act of shaking
- Danish: milkshake
- Finnish: pirtelö
- German: Milchshake
- Japanese: ミルクセーキ
- Slovene: šejk
Shake can refer to:
- Shake (software), an image compositing package produced by Apple Inc.
- Shake (defragmentation utility), a largely filesystem‐independent defragmentation tool for Linux-based systems
- SHAKE algorithm, a time integration algorithm for molecular dynamics simulation
- Master Shake, a sentient milkshake on Aqua Teen Hunger Force
- Shake (shingle), a wooden shingle made from split logs
- Shake (cannabis), the small, leafy fragments of cannabis that gather at the bottom of a bag
- Shake (time), an informal unit of time equal to ten nanoseconds
- Shake (John Schlitt album), an album released by singer John Schlitt
- Shake (Zucchero album), an album by Zucchero
- A shake on a brass instrument, especially the trumpet, implies quickly slurring to a note above the written note
- "Shake" (Sam Cooke song)
- "Shake!" (The Time song)
- "Shake" (Ying Yang Twins song)
shake in German: Shake
shake in Dutch: Shake
shake in Japanese: シェイク (曖昧さ回避)
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