Meaning of SHAKE in English

SHAKE

I.

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ good , vigorous

Give the tablecloth a good ~ before putting it away.

▪ firm

▪ violent

▪ gentle , little , slight , small

▪ quick

▪ mental

He gave himself a mental ~ and got down to work.

VERB + SHAKE

▪ give sb/sth

PREPOSITION

▪ with a ~

▪ ~ of

PHRASES

▪ a ~ of your/the head

II.

verb

1 tremble

ADVERB

▪ badly , furiously , terribly , uncontrollably , violently

Her hands were shaking so badly that she couldn't hold her glass.

▪ a little , slightly , etc.

▪ almost , practically

He was almost shaking with the intensity of what he was saying.

Roxy was practically shaking with anger.

▪ literally , physically

I was numb with dread. I was literally shaking.

▪ visibly

▪ nervously

My hands started shaking nervously.

PREPOSITION

▪ from

My body was shaking from the cold.

▪ with

She was shaking with anger/fury/rage.

to ~ with fear/laughter/sobs

PHRASES

▪ be shaking all over , be shaking from head to toe

He was crying and shaking all over.

▪ be shaking in your boots (= be frightened) , be shaking like a leaf

▪ find yourself shaking

I found myself shaking uncontrollably with cold.

▪ start shaking

I started shaking with fear.

▪ stop shaking

I just couldn't stop shaking.

2 move sb/sth from side to side, etc.

ADVERB

▪ hard , roughly , vigorously , violently

He shook the blankets vigorously to get rid of the dust.

She must have shaken the baby very violently to inflict such severe injuries.

▪ gently , lightly , slightly

▪ well

Shake well before use.

(instructions on a bottle of medicine, etc.)

▪ suddenly

PREPOSITION

▪ by

He shook her gently by the shoulders.

3 your head

ADVERB

▪ decisively , emphatically , firmly

▪ fiercely , furiously , vehemently , vigorously , violently , wildly

▪ a little , gently , lightly , slightly

▪ quickly

▪ slowly

▪ dismissively , impatiently

▪ despairingly , desperately , helplessly , miserably , mournfully , regretfully , ruefully , sadly , sorrowfully

▪ wearily

▪ disbelievingly , doubtfully

▪ just , merely , only , simply

He merely shook his head.

▪ silently

▪ from side to side

PREPOSITION

▪ at

He shook his head at her disbelievingly.

▪ in

She shook her head in disbelief.

4 sb's hand

ADVERB

▪ firmly , vigorously

▪ warmly

PHRASES

▪ ~ sb by the hand

Our host shook each of us warmly by the hand.

Shake is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ arm , ↑ body , ↑ door , ↑ earth , ↑ earthquake , ↑ explosion , ↑ hand , ↑ knee , ↑ leg , ↑ shoulder , ↑ sob , ↑ thunder , ↑ tremor , ↑ voice

Shake is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ belief , ↑ confidence , ↑ conviction , ↑ curl , ↑ dice , ↑ dirt , ↑ dust , ↑ faith , ↑ feeling , ↑ fist , ↑ foundation , ↑ ground , ↑ hand , ↑ head , ↑ hip , ↑ mane , ↑ world

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