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Noun: shaking  shey-king
  1. The act of causing something to move up and down (or back and forth) with quick movements
     
  2. A shaky motion
    "the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe";
    - shakiness, trembling, quiver, quivering, vibration, palpitation
Verb: shake (shook,shaken)  sheyk
  1. Move or cause to move back and forth
    "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking";
    - agitate
     
  2. Move with or as if with a tremor
    "his hands shook";
    - didder [archaic]
     
  3. Vibrate rapidly and intensively
    "The old engine was shaking";
    - judder [Brit]
     
  4. Move back and forth or sideways
    "the ship was shaking";
    - rock, sway
     
  5. Undermine or cause to waver
    "The bad news shook her hopes"
     
  6. Excite the feelings or emotions of; disturb the peace of
    "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"; "These stories shook up the community";
    - stimulate, shake up, excite, stir
     
  7. Get rid of
    "I couldn't shake the car that was following me";
    - shake off, throw off, escape from
     
  8. Bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking
    "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!"

Derived forms: shakings

Type of: agitation, alter, arouse, break loose, change, elicit, enkindle, escape, evoke, fire, gesticulate, gesture, get away, kindle, modify, motion, move, move back and forth, move involuntarily, move reflexively, provoke, raise, vibrate, weaken

Encyclopedia: Shaking

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