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shake

shake

 
 
pronunciation:
sheIk
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: shakes, shaking, shook, shaken
definition 1: to move back and forth or up and down with rapid, jerky motions.
The suspension bridge shook in the high wind.She was shaking with laughter as she listened to the comedian.
synonyms:
jiggle, joggle, quake, quiver
similar words:
flutter, jounce, oscillate, rock, shimmy, sway, tremble, twitch, vacillate, vibrate, waver, wiggle, wobble
definition 2: to tremble, as with cold or fear.
She began to shake without her coat.
synonyms:
quake, quaver, shiver, tremble
similar words:
quiver, shudder, waver
definition 3: to become unsteady; totter.
synonyms:
dodder, teeter, totter, wobble
similar words:
falter, stagger, stumble, tremble, waver
definition 4: to take the hand of another as in greeting or congratulations.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to move (something) back and forth or up and down with rapid, jerky motions.
Shake the bottle before you pour the medicine.
synonyms:
jiggle, joggle
similar words:
agitate, jounce, quiver, rock, sway, twitch, vibrate, wag, wiggle
definition 2: to dislodge by rapid, jerky motions.
similar words:
dislodge, jiggle, joggle, knock
definition 3: to cause to tremble or sway; vibrate.
synonyms:
sway, vibrate
similar words:
fluctuate, oscillate, rock, stagger
definition 4: to brandish; wave.
He shook his fist in anger.
synonyms:
brandish, wave
similar words:
flap, flourish, swing
definition 5: to upset; agitate; disturb.
The news of her death shook him.
synonyms:
agitate, disturb, perturb, rock, unsettle, upset
antonyms:
soothe
similar words:
convulse, disquiet, distress, jar, jolt, shock, stagger, trouble, unnerve, unstring
definition 6: to take (the hand of another), as in greeting or congratulations.
similar words:
clasp, grasp
definition 7: to elude.
They shook their pursuers.
synonyms:
elude, escape, evade
similar words:
avoid, lose, throw
definition 8: to weaken or cause to waver.
That terrible fall shook his confidence.The experience shook her beliefs.
antonyms:
fortify, reinforce, strengthen
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of shaking, trembling, or swaying.
synonyms:
jiggle, joggle, quaver, quiver, shiver, sway, tremor
similar words:
shudder, wobble
definition 2: the act of taking the hand of another, as in greeting or congratulations.
synonyms:
handshake
definition 3: a drink made by shaking its ingredients together to blend them.
a milk shake
definition 4: a rough shingle, often of cedar, used as siding or roofing for homes, barns, and other domestic buildings.
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