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Definition of Shake


  1. obs. p. p. of Shake.
  2. 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.
  3. Fig.: To move from firmness; to weaken the stability of; to cause to waver; to impair the resolution of.
  4. To give a tremulous tone to; to trill; as, to shake a note in music.
  5. 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.
  6. To be agitated with a waving or vibratory motion; to tremble; to shiver; to quake; to totter.
  7. The act or result of shaking; a vacillating or wavering motion; a rapid motion one way and other; a trembling, quaking, or shivering; agitation.
  8. A fissure or crack in timber, caused by its being dried too suddenly.
  9. A fissure in rock or earth.
  10. A rapid alternation of a principal tone with another represented on the next degree of the staff above or below it; a trill.
  11. One of the staves of a hogshead or barrel taken apart.
  12. A shook of staves and headings.
  13. The redshank; -- so called from the nodding of its head while on the ground.

Shake Quotations

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.
George W. Bush

The devil ain't got no power over me. The devil come, and me shake hands with the devil. Devil have his part to play. Devil's a good friend, too... because when you don't know him, that's the time he can mosh you down.
Bob Marley

I have a loyalty that runs in my bloodstream, when I lock into someone or something, you can't get me away from it because I commit that thoroughly. That's in friendship, that's a deal, that's a commitment. Don't give me paper - I can get the same lawyer who drew it up to break it. But if you shake my hand, that's for life.
Jerry Lewis

Part of my act is meant to shake you up. It looks like I'm being funny, but I'm reminding you of other things. Life is tough, darling. Life is hard. And we better laugh at everything; otherwise, we're going down the tube.
Joan Rivers
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Shake Translations

shake in Afrikaans is skok
shake in Danish is ryste
shake in Dutch is schokken
shake in Finnish is pudistaa
shake in Italian is scuotere
shake in Latin is mico, contremo, contremisco, tremo, palpito
shake in Spanish is batido
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