Meaning of SHAKE in English


obs. ·p.p. of shake.

2. shake ·noun a fissure in rock or earth.

3. shake ·noun a shook of staves and headings.

4. shake ·noun one of the staves of a hogshead or barrel taken apart.

5. shake ·noun a fissure or crack in timber, caused by its being dried too suddenly.

6. shake ·noun the redshank;

— so called from the nodding of its head while on the ground.

7. shake ·v to give a tremulous tone to; to trill; as, to shake a note in music.

8. shake ·v fig.: to move from firmness; to weaken the stability of; to cause to waver; to impair the resolution of.

9. shake ·noun a rapid alternation of a principal tone with another represented on the next degree of the staff above or below it; a trill.

10. shake ·noun the act or result of shaking; a vacillating or wavering motion; a rapid motion one way and other; a trembling, quaking, or shivering; agitation.

11. shake ·v to cause to move with quick or violent vibrations; to move rapidly one way and the other; to make to tremble or shiver; to agitate.

12. shake ·vi to be agitated with a waving or vibratory motion; to tremble; to shiver; to quake; to totter.

13. shake ·v to move or remove by agitating; to throw off by a jolting or vibrating motion; to rid one's self of;

— generally with an adverb, as off, out, ·etc.; as, to shake fruit down from a tree.

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