Meaning of SHAKE in English


n. 25B6; verb

the whole building shook : VIBRATE, tremble, quiver, quake, shiver, shudder, judder, jiggle, wobble, rock, sway; convulse.

she shook the bottle : JIGGLE, joggle, agitate; informal waggle.

he shook his stick at them : BRANDISH, wave, flourish, swing, wield; informal waggle.

the look in his eyes really shook her : UPSET, distress, disturb, unsettle, disconcert, discompose, disquiet, unnerve, trouble, throw off balance, agitate, fluster; shock, alarm, frighten, scare, worry; informal rattle.

this will shake their confidence : WEAKEN, undermine, damage, impair, harm; reduce, diminish, decrease.

soothe, strengthen.

25B6; noun

he gave his coat a shake : JIGGLE, joggle; informal waggle.

a shake of his fist : FLOURISH, brandish, wave.

it gives me the shakes : TREMORS, delirium tremens; informal DTs, jitters, willies, heebie-jeebies, yips; Austral. informal Joe Blakes.

25A0; in two shakes (of a lamb's tail) (informal) . See in a moment at moment .

25A0; no great shakes (informal) NOT VERY GOOD, unexceptional, unmemorable, forgettable, uninspired, uninteresting, indifferent, unimpressive, lacklustre; informal nothing to write home about, nothing special, not up to much.

25A0; shake a leg (informal) . See hurry verb sense 1.

25A0; shake someone off GET AWAY FROM, escape, elude, dodge, lose, leave behind, get rid of, give someone the slip, throw off the scent; Brit. informal get shot of.

25A0; shake something off RECOVER FROM, get over; get rid of, free oneself from; Brit. informal get shot of; N. Amer. informal shuck off.

25A0; shake someone/something up

the accident shook him up. : See shake verb sense 4.

plans to shake up the legal profession : REORGANIZE, restructure, revolutionize, alter, change, transform, reform, overhaul.

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