Definition of Shake

1. Noun. Building material used as siding or roofing.

Exact synonyms: Shingle
Generic synonyms: Building Material
Derivative terms: Shingle



2. Verb. Move or cause to move back and forth. "My hands were shaking"

3. Noun. Frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream.
Exact synonyms: Milk Shake, Milkshake
Generic synonyms: Drink
Specialized synonyms: Eggshake, Frappe, Malt, Malted, Malted Milk

4. Verb. Move with or as if with a tremor. "His hands shook"
Exact synonyms: Didder
Generic synonyms: Move Involuntarily, Move Reflexively
Derivative terms: Shaking

5. Noun. A note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it.
Exact synonyms: Trill
Generic synonyms: Musical Note, Note, Tone
Derivative terms: Trill

6. Verb. Shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively. "The old engine was juddering"
Exact synonyms: Judder
Geographical relationships: Britain, Great Britain, U.k., Uk, United Kingdom, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland
Generic synonyms: Vibrate

7. Noun. Grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract).
Exact synonyms: Handclasp, Handshake, Handshaking
Category relationships: Contract
Generic synonyms: Acknowledgement, Acknowledgment
Derivative terms: Shake Hands, Shake Hands

8. Verb. Move back and forth or sideways. "The streets shake with crowds"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet"
Exact synonyms: Rock, Sway
Specialized synonyms: Roll, Nutate, Swag, Totter
Related verbs: Rock, Sway
Generic synonyms: Move Back And Forth
Derivative terms: Rock, Rocker, Sway, Sway

9. Noun. A reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement.

10. Verb. Undermine or cause to waver. "The bad news shook her hopes"
Generic synonyms: Weaken

11. Noun. Causing to move repeatedly from side to side.
Exact synonyms: Wag, Waggle
Generic synonyms: Agitation
Derivative terms: Wag, Waggle, Waggle

12. Verb. Stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of. "The performance is likely to shake Sue"; "The civil war shook the country"

13. Verb. Get rid of. "I couldn't shake the car that was following me"
Exact synonyms: Escape From, Shake Off, Throw Off
Generic synonyms: Break Loose, Escape, Get Away

14. Verb. Bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking. "Shake the salt out of the salt shaker"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify

15. Verb. Shake (a body part) to communicate a greeting, feeling, or cognitive state. "Don't shake your fist at me!"
Generic synonyms: Gesticulate, Gesture, Motion

Definition of Shake

1. v. t. 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.

2. v. i. To be agitated with a waving or vibratory motion; to tremble; to shiver; to quake; to totter.

3. n. The act or result of shaking; a vacillating or wavering motion; a rapid motion one way and other; a trembling, quaking, or shivering; agitation.

Definition of Shake

1. Verb. (transitive ergative) To cause (something) to move rapidly in opposite directions alternatingly. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To move (one's head) from side to side, especially to indicate a negative. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To disturb emotionally; to shock. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To lose, evade, or get rid of (something). ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To move from side to side. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive usually as "shake on") To shake hands. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To dance. ¹

8. Noun. The act of shaking something. ¹

9. Noun. A milkshake. ¹

10. Noun. A beverage made by adding ice cream to a (usually carbonated) drink; a float. ¹

11. Noun. Shake cannabis, small, leafy fragments of cannabis that gather at the bottom of a bag of marijuana. ¹

12. Noun. (context: building material) A thin shingle. ¹

13. Noun. A crack or split between the growth rings in wood. ¹

14. Noun. (informal) Instant, second. (Esp. (term in two shakes).) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shake

1. to move to and fro with short, rapid movements [v SHOOK, SHAKEN, SHAKING, SHAKES] : SHAKABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Shake

1. 1. 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. "As a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind." (Rev. Vi. 13) "Ascend my chariot; guide the rapid wheels That shake heaven's basis." (Milton) 2. To move from firmness; to weaken the stability of; to cause to waver; to impair the resolution of. "When his doctrines grew too strong to be shook by his enemies, they persecuted his reputation." (Atterbury) "Thy equal fear that my firm faith and love Can by his fraud be shaken or seduced." (Milton) 3. To give a tremulous tone to; to trill; as, to shake a note in music. 4. 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. "Shake off the golden slumber of repose." (Shak) "'Tis our fast intent To shake all cares and business from our age." (Shak) "I could scarcely shake him out of my company." (Bunyan) To shake a cask, to luff up in the wind, causing the sails to shiver. Origin: OE. Shaken, schaken, AS. Scacan, sceacan; akin to Icel. & Sw. Skaka, OS. Skakan, to depart, to flee. Cf. Shock. 1. The act or result of shaking; a vacillating or wavering motion; a rapid motion one way and other; a trembling, quaking, or shivering; agitation. "The great soldier's honor was composed Of thicker stuff, which could endure a shake." (Herbert) "Our salutations were very hearty on both sides, consisting of many kind shakes of the hand." (Addison) 2. A fissure or crack in timber, caused by its being dried too suddenly. 3. A fissure in rock or earth. 4. A rapid alternation of a principal tone with another represented on the next degree of the staff above or below it; a trill. 5. One of the staves of a hogshead or barrel taken apart. 6. A shook of staves and headings. 7. The redshank; so called from the nodding of its head while on the ground. No great shakes, of no great importance. The shakes, the fever and ague. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shake

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shaik
shaikh
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shaird
shairds
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shaitan
shaitans
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shakas
shake (current term)
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Literary usage of Shake

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1. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"The upper note of a shake is always the next degree of the scale above the ... In the case of modulation, the shake must be made to agree with the new key, ..."

2. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life by George Eliot (1873)
"I hope you will shake hands with me, father, and forgive me the vexation I have caused you. " Fred'went through much more narrative and explanation with his ..."

3. Modern American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1921)
"Another of his uncollected comic pieces ("shake, ... You understand I could not put them underneath— shake, ..."

4. Modern American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1921)
"Another of his uncollected comic pieces ("shake, ... You understand I could not put them underneath— shake, ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"The object of this shake is to interlace the fibres together, .... The first, running at a constant speed, drives the strainers, pumpa, shake motion, &c., ..."

6. A Complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Comprising the Most Excellent by Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, John F. Addington (1855)
"shake. Hamlet. So loving to my mother, That he might not ... shake Midsummer Night's Dream. A true devoted pilgrim is not weary To measure kingdoms with his ..."

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