Meaning of SHAKE in English



Function: noun

Date: 1581

1 : an act of shaking: as a : an act of shaking hands b : an act of shaking oneself

2 a : a blow or shock that upsets the equilibrium or disturbs the balance of something b : EARTHQUAKE

3 plural a : a condition of trembling or nervousness specifically : DELIRIUM TREMENS b : MALARIA 2A

4 : something produced by shaking: as a : a fissure separating annual rings of growth in timber b (1) : MILK SHAKE (2) : a beverage resembling a milk shake but made without milk

5 : a wavering, quivering, or alternating motion caused by a blow or shock


7 : a very brief period of time <I'll be there in two shake s >

8 plural : one that is exceptional especially in importance, ability, or merit ― usually used in the phrase no great shakes

9 : a shingle split from a piece of log usually three or four feet (about one meter) long

10 : 3 DEAL 3 <a fair shake >

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.