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To make a series of small irregular or violent movements
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“The bed would begin to shake just as I was about to fall asleep, and I'd snap awake.”
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To move (an object) up and down or from side to side with rapid, forceful, jerky movements
“They should put the marbles in the box, then shake the box in all directions, but without lifting the box from the table.”
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To wave vigorously (and angrily)
“He began to shake his fist in anger, displaying a deliberately hostile attitude.”
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To shock, disturb, or upset
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“She hoped that this news would shake him from his sense of blithe optimism.”
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To tremble uncontrollably from a strong emotion
“The adrenaline pumped into his bloodstream, making him shake with nervous energy.”
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To mix (ingredients) together by shaking
“Using a cocktail shaker, shake the ingredients together with a regular scoop of ice-cubes and pour the contents into the recommended glass.”
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To get away from by outmaneuvering
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“Arthur Morgan would shake the local lawmen by riding off through the woods on his trusty steed.”
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To undermine or weaken
“It was whispered that the sight of those people driven forward by the wind of defeat did much to shake his confidence.”
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Astonish or deeply shock
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To have an adverse effect on
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To quit or stop a habit
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To bump or push roughly
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To move lightly like fluff
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To influence, usually emotionally
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To move (a baby or young child) up and down in a playful or affectionate way
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To shake, stir or rouse
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To seize or shake by the throat, especially of a dog or wolf
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To stretch or strain
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Strike or beat with a whip or stick
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Search unsystematically and untidily through something
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To evoke or draw out (a reaction, answer, or fact) from someone
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To take place
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Cheer
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To mark with small spots especially unevenly
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To empty or rid of cargo
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To oppose by expressing disapproval
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To prevent from achieving a goal
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Intimidating for money
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Interrupt action or speech briefly
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Lower and raise one's head slightly and briefly, especially in greeting, assent, or understanding, or to give someone a signal
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To restore to a healthy condition
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To abandon or discontinue (a course of action or study)
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To trigger a passionate feeling or reaction
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To prevent oneself from
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A tremor or vibration
“As Ben was walking to the driver's seat, he felt a sudden shake in the ground that shook him so hard he fell over.”
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An act of jiggling or wobbling
“Manish responded with a shake of his head, which could have been interpreted as either a yes, or a no.”
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An act of waving (something at someone)
“When the ogre guards of Avici stand in his way, the Buddha's disciple topples them all with a shake of his staff.”
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A very small space of time
“We'll be there in a shake. Keep the front door open.”
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(shakes) A fit of trembling or shivering
“The incident has left him with a severe case of the shakes.”
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(informal) An earthquake or earth tremor
“The shake registered 9.2 on the Richter Scale as the most severe in North American history.”
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A movement from side to side or back and forth
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A handshake
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Brisk stirring or disturbance of a liquid
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A hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument
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The act or process of indemnifying, preserving, or securing against loss, damage, or penalty
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A small number
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The quality or state of not being firmly fixed in position
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A very small amount
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A regular short, sharp sound, especially that made by a clock or watch
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The practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats
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Bribery and other corrupt practices used to secure illicit advantages or gains in politics or business
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A state of agitation; a panic
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