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shag1 coarse, tangled hair, fur, or the like. [3 definitions]
shag2 to run after, esp. in order to catch or retrieve. [2 definitions]
shagbark hickory a North American hickory tree that has rough shaggy bark and bears small hard-shelled edible nuts.
shaggy having long, untidy hair, fur, or pile. [2 definitions]
shaggy dog story a prolonged joke with a ridiculous or irrelevant punch line.
shagreen the rough skin, covered with bony denticles, of certain sharks or dogfish, used as an abrasive. [3 definitions]
shah formerly in Iran, king.
Shah Jahan Mogul Emperor of India from 1628 to 1658 who commissioned the Taj Mahal and other magnificent architectural works (b.1592--d.1666).
shake to move back and forth or up and down with rapid, jerky motions. [16 definitions]
shakeable combined form of shake.
shakedown an attempt to get something, esp. money, by threat of violence or of revealing a discrediting secret; instance of blackmail or extortion. [4 definitions]
shake hands to grasp the hand of another person and move it up and down in a gesture of good will, often used upon meeting a new person or when confirming an agreement (often fol. by "with").
shaken past participle of shake.
shakeout any change in market prices that obliges speculators to sell their securities. [2 definitions]
shaker someone or something that shakes, esp. a container with a perforated lid for shaking seasoning onto food. [3 definitions]
Shakespearean of, concerning, or resembling Shakespeare or his writing. [2 definitions]
Shakespearean sonnet a sonnet form in which three quatrains are followed by a final rhyming couplet.
shake-up a complete, often radical rearrangement, as in the structure or staff of a business or other organization.
shake up to shake (something) thoroughly. [3 definitions]
shaking palsy see "Parkinson's disease."
shako a tall, stiff, cylinder-shaped military dress hat with a front visor and a plume.