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a fair shake

Definition of a fair shake

informal

  1. :  a fair deal :  fair treatment <The judge gave him a fair shake, requiring him to perform community service.> <She expected to get a fair shake from her boss.>



Word by Word Definitions

fairplay
  1. :  pleasing to the eye or mind especially because of fresh, charming, or flawless quality

    :  superficially pleasing :  specious

    :  clean, pure

  1. :  beauty, fairness

    :  something that is fair or fortunate (see 1fair)

    :  woman

  1. :  in a manner that is honest or impartial or that conforms to rules :  in a fair manner

    :  fairly

  1. :  clear

    :  to join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly

  1. :  a gathering of buyers and sellers at a particular place and time for trade

    :  a competitive exhibition usually with accompanying entertainment and amusements

    :  an exhibition designed to acquaint prospective buyers or the general public with a product

shakeplay
  1. :  to move irregularly to and fro

    :  to vibrate especially as the result of a blow or shock

    :  to tremble as a result of physical or emotional disturbance

  1. :  an act of shaking: as

    :  an act of shaking hands

    :  an act of shaking oneself


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