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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!"
Noun: shake  sheyk
  1. Building material used as siding or roofing
    - shingle
  2. Frothy drink of milk and flavouring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
    - milkshake, milk shake
  3. A note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it
    - trill
  4. (contract) grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)
    - handshake, handshaking, handclasp
  5. A reflex motion caused by cold, fear or excitement
    - tremble, shiver
  6. Causing to move repeatedly from side to side
    - wag, waggle

Sounds like: sext, shake, sheik

Derived forms: shaking, shakes, shook, shaken

See also: foment

Type of: acknowledgement, acknowledgment, agitation, alter, arouse, break loose, building material, change, drink, elicit, enkindle [literary], escape, evoke, fire, gesticulate, gesture, get away, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, kindle, modify, motion, move, move back and forth, move involuntarily, move reflexively, musical note, note, physiological reaction, provoke, raise, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, tone, unconditioned reflex, vibrate, weaken

Encyclopedia: Shake, Rattle and Rock!