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Noun
A feeling of nervousness or restlessness
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“The incident has left him with a severe case of the shakes.”
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Delirium and tremors caused by alcohol withdrawal
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Result of heavy drinking
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Plural for 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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Plural for 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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Plural for 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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Plural for a very short period of time
“We'll be there in a shake. Keep the front door open.”
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(informal) Plural for 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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Plural for the regular throbbing of the heart, an artery etc.
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Plural for an abrupt rough or violent movement
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Plural for the grasping of hands by two people when greeting, leave-taking, or making an agreement
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Plural for brisk stirring or disturbance of a liquid or substance
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Plural for compensation
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Plural for a quick and nimble move, typically to elude
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Plural for a very small or insignificant amount
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Plural for an act of flapping something, typically a wing or arm, up and down or from side to side
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Plural for a small amount or number, especially of something sprinkled
Verb
To shake or vibrate jerkily or nervously
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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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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 speak hesitantly or haltingly
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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 make something fluffy, typically by patting or ruffling
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To strike or hit repeatedly
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To shun or shy away from
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To (attempt to) prevent something from happening
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To shake, stir or rouse, especially into action or one's memory
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To seize or shake by the throat, especially of a dog or wolf
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Occur; happen
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Intimidating for money
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To briefly stop or interrupt an action
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To prevent oneself from
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