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quake

quake

 
 
pronunciation:
kweIk
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: quaked, quakes, quaking
definition 1: to shake, as from fear, coldness, or the like.
synonyms:
shudder, tremble
similar words:
blench, quail, quaver, quiver, shake, shiver, wobble
definition 2: to shake or tremble as buildings during an earthquake.
similar words:
quaver, quiver, rock, shake, shudder, sway, tremble, wobble
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part of speech: noun
definition: an earthquake.
synonyms:
earthquake, temblor
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derivation: quakingly (adv.)
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