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Shake

Definition

[n] causing to move repeatedly from side to side
[n] reflex shaking caused by cold or fear or excitement
[n] grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)
[n] a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it
[n] frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
[n] building material used as siding or roofing
[v] move with or as if with a tremor; "his hands shook"; "My legs trembled when I went onstage"
[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"
[v] undermine or cause to waver; "my faith has been shaken"; "The bad news shook her hopes"
[v] shake (a body part) to communicate a greeting, feeling, or cognitive state; "shake one's head"; "She shook her finger at the naguhty students"; "The old enemies shook hands"; "Don't shake your fist at me!"
[v] stir the feelings or emotions of; "These stories shook the community"
[v] move back and forth in an unstable manner; "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "the tree shook in the wind"
[v] move or cause to move quickly back and forth; "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking"
[v] (British) shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively; "The old engine was juddering"
[v] get rid of; "I couldn't shake the car that was following me"

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