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English definition


  • 1. building material used as siding or roofing

  • 2. frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream

  • 3. a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it

  • 4. grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)

  • 5. reflex shaking caused by cold or fear or excitement

  • 6. causing to move repeatedly from side to side


  • 1. move or cause to move back and forth;

    • "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"
    • "My hands were shaking"
  • 2. move with or as if with a tremor;

    • "his hands shook"
  • 3. shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively;

    • "The old engine was juddering"
  • 4. move back and forth or sideways;

    • "the ship was rocking"
    • "the tall building swayed"
    • "She rocked back and forth on her feet"
  • 5. undermine or cause to waver;

    • "my faith has been shaken"
    • "The bad news shook her hopes"
  • 6. stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of;

    • "These stories shook the community"
    • "the civil war shook the country"
  • 7. get rid of;

    • "I couldn't shake the car that was following me"
  • 8. 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 (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!"

Example sentences

  • Come on, shake a leg. We're late already.

  • Wait a minute, I want to shake some of this water out of my boots.

  • Don't forget to shake the pockets out before you take your coat to the cleaner's.

  • We all couldn't shake our responsibilities.

  • An old woman advanced a few paces to shake her fist virulently in my face.

  • Nothing can shake the basis for my belief.

  • We often shake flour through a sieve.

  • He's a dealer who'll give you a fair shake.

  • Did that lightning shake you up?

  • She got a fair shake.

  • He stamped his feet to shake off the snow from his boots.

  • We managed to shake off our pursuers in the crowd.

  • It was a nonevent; some politicians came to smile and shake hands.

  • Give the tablecloth a good shake before putting it away.

  • Papa dismissed the idea with a shake of his head.

  • A tiny insect , trying to shake a mighty tree, is ludicrously ignorant of its own weakness.

  • Shake the bottle well.

  • Shake up the medicine before taking it.

  • Get your body moving to boost energy, stay supple and shake off winter lethargy.

  • I've even seen her shake Zara when she's been naughty.

  • No amount of reasoning could shake him out of his conviction.

  • It won't shake the football world if we beat Torquay.

  • She picked up the bag of salad and gave it a shake.

  • His eyes misted over and he started to shake.

  • They shake their heads and mutter darkly.

  • Palmer gave a sad shake of his head.

Phrase collocation

  • get (或 give ) someone a fair shake

    (informal)get (or give someone) just treatment or a fair chance

    • I do not believe he gave the industry a fair shake.

  • in two shakes (of a lamb's tail)

    (informal)very quickly

    • I'll be back to you in two shakes.

  • more —— than one can shake a stick at

    (informal)used to emphasize the largeness of an amount

    • a team with more experience than you can shake a stick at.

  • no great shakes

    (informal)not very good or significant

    • it is no great shakes as a piece of cinema.

  • shake the dust off one's feet

    leave indignantly or disdainfully

  • shake hands (with someone) (或 shake someone by the

    clasp someone's right hand in one's own at meeting or parting, in reconciliation or congratulation, or as a sign of agreement

  • shake one's head

    turn one's head from side to side in order to indicate refusal, denial, disapproval, or incredulity

    • she shook her head in disbelief.

  • shake (或 quake) in one's shoes (或 boots)

    tremble with apprehension

  • shake a leg

    (informal)make a start; rouse oneself

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  • shake someone down

    (N. Amer. informal)extort money from someone

  • shake something down

    cause something to fall or settle by shaking

  • shake someone off

    get away from someone by shaking their grip loose

  • shake something off

    successfully deal with or recover from an illness or injury

    • Sheedy has shaken off a calf injury.

  • shake on

    (informal)confirm (an agreement) by shaking hands

    • they shook on the deal.


  • shake a leg

    • Shake a leg there! We'll never finish if you don't hurry up.

    • She told me to shake a leg,so I hurried the best I could.

    • Let's shake a leg. The music's great.

Synonym discrimination

  • shake, tremble, shiver, quiver, vibrate, shudder

Meaning of shake

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