shake

Primary Meanings of shake

1.
vn
move or cause to move back and forth
causing to move repeatedly from side to side
2.
v
stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
3.
v
get rid of
4.
n
building material used as siding or roofing
Full Definitions of shake
1

v move or cause to move back and forth

“The chemist shook the flask vigorously”
“My hands were shaking
Synonyms:
agitate
Types:
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fluff up, plump up, shake up
make fuller by shaking
fan
agitate the air
tremble
move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways
quake, tremor
shake with seismic vibrations
palpitate
cause to throb or beat rapidly
convulse
shake uncontrollably
sparge
agitate by introducing air or compressed gas
shake up, succuss
shake; especially (a patient to detect fluids or air in the body)
concuss
shake violently
rattle
shake and cause to make a rattling noise
convulse, jactitate, slash, thrash, thrash about, thresh, thresh about, toss
move or stir about violently
jiggle, joggle, wiggle
move to and fro
winnow
blow on
shiver, shudder, thrill, throb
tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
palpitate, quake, quiver
shake with fast, tremulous movements
whip
thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash
wag, waggle
move from side to side
Type of:
move
move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

v move back and forth or sideways

Synonyms:
rock, sway
rock, sway
cause to move back and forth
Types:
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roll
move, rock, or sway from side to side
nutate
rock, sway, or nod; usually involuntarily
swag
sway heavily or unsteadily
totter
move without being stable, as if threatening to fall
Type of:
move back and forth
move in one direction and then into the opposite direction

v 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!”
Type of:
gesticulate, gesture, motion
show, express or direct through movement

v move with or as if with a tremor

“his hands shook
Synonyms:
didder
Type of:
move involuntarily, move reflexively
move in an uncontrolled manner

v shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively

Synonyms:
judder
Type of:
vibrate
shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner

v 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”
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

n causing to move repeatedly from side to side

Synonyms:
wag, waggle
Type of:
agitation
the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously)

n a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement

Synonyms:
shiver, tremble
Type of:
inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex
an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus

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

Synonyms:
handclasp, handshake, handshaking
Type of:
acknowledgement, acknowledgment
a statement acknowledging something or someone

n frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream

Synonyms:
milk shake, milkshake
Types:
eggshake
a milkshake with egg in it
frappe
thick milkshake containing ice cream
malt, malted, malted milk
a milkshake made with malt powder
Type of:
drink
a single serving of a beverage

n a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it

Synonyms:
trill
Type of:
musical note, note, tone
a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound
2

v stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

“These stories shook the community”
“the civil war shook the country”
Synonyms:
excite, shake up, stimulate, stir
Types:
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fuel
stimulate
arouse, excite, sex, turn on, wind up
stimulate sexually
affright, fright, frighten, scare
cause fear in
thrill, tickle, vibrate
feel sudden intense sensation or emotion
invite, tempt
give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting
elate, intoxicate, lift up, pick up, uplift
fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
animate, enliven, exalt, inspire, invigorate
heighten or intensify
titillate
excite pleasurably or erotically
bluff
frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is
awe
inspire awe in
terrify, terrorise, terrorize
fill with terror; frighten greatly
intimidate
make timid or fearful
alarm, appal, appall, dismay, horrify
fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
consternate
fill with anxiety, dread, dismay, or confusion
tempt
try to seduce
beatify
make blessedly happy
puff
make proud or conceited
beatify, exalt, exhilarate, inebriate, thrill, tickle pink
fill with sublime emotion
encourage
inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
spook
frighten or scare, and often provoke into a violent action
Type of:
arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise
call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

v undermine or cause to waver

“my faith has been shaken
“The bad news shook her hopes”
Type of:
weaken
lessen the strength of
3

v get rid of

“I couldn't shake the car that was following me”
Synonyms:
escape from, shake off, throw off
Type of:
break loose, escape, get away
run away from confinement
4

n building material used as siding or roofing

Synonyms:
shingle
Type of:
building material
material used for constructing buildings

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