obs. p. p.1.obs. p. p. of Shake.
v. t.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.
[imp. Shook ; p. p. Shaken (Shook, obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Shaking.]
2.Fig.: To move from firmness; to weaken the stability of; to cause to waver; to impair the resolution of.
3.(Mus.) 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.
I could scarcely shake him out of my company.
- Bunyan.
To shake a cask
(Naut.) to knock a cask to pieces and pack the staves.
To shake hands
to perform the customary act of civility by clasping and moving hands, as an expression of greeting, farewell, good will, agreement, etc.
To shake out a reef
(Naut.) to untile the reef points and spread more canvas.
To shake the bells
See under Bell.
To shake the sails
(Naut.) to luff up in the wind, causing the sails to shiver.
- Ham. Nav. Encyc.
v. i.1.To be agitated with a waving or vibratory motion; to tremble; to shiver; to quake; to totter.
Shaking piece
a name given by butchers to the piece of beef cut from the under side of the neck. See Illust. of Beef.
n.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.
2.A fissure or crack in timber, caused by its being dried too suddenly.
3.A fissure in rock or earth.
4.(Mus.) A rapid alternation of a principal tone with another represented on the next degree of the staff above or below it; a trill.
5.(Naut.) One of the staves of a hogshead or barrel taken apart.
6.A shook of staves and headings.
7.(Zool.) 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.
- Byron.
Noun1.shake - building material used as siding or roofing
Synonyms: shingle
2.Shakeshake - frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
3.shake - a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it
Synonyms: trill
4.shake - grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)
5.shake - reflex shaking caused by cold or fear or excitement
Synonyms: shiver, tremble
6.shake - causing to move repeatedly from side to side
Synonyms: waggle, wag
Verb1.shake - move or cause to move back and forth; "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking"
Synonyms: agitate
2.shake - move with or as if with a tremor; "his hands shook"
Synonyms: didder
3.shake - shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively; "The old engine was juddering"
Synonyms: judder
4.shake - move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet"
Synonyms: rock, sway
5.shake - undermine or cause to waver; "my faith has been shaken"; "The bad news shook her hopes"
6.shake - stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
7.shake - get rid of; "I couldn't shake the car that was following me"
8.shake - bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking; "He was shaken from his dreams"; "shake the salt out of the salt shaker"
9.shake - shake (a body part) to communicate a greeting, feeling, or cognitive state; "shake one's head"; "She shook her finger at the naughty students"; "The old enemies shook hands"; "Don't shake your fist at me!"
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-- Shake --
shake hands
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