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quake

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verb \ˈkwāk\

Simple Definition of quake

  • : to shake because of fear, anger, etc.

  • : to shake violently

Full Definition of quake

quakedquak·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to shake or vibrate usually from shock or instability

  3. 2 :  to tremble or shudder usually from cold or fear

Examples of quake

  1. She was quaking with rage.

  2. The explosion made the whole house quake.



Origin of quake

Middle English, from Old English cwacian


First Known Use: before 12th century


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quake

noun

Definition of quake

  1. :  an instance of shaking or trembling (as of the earth or moon); especially :  earthquake



Examples of quake

  1. <the quake registered 6.5 on the Richter scale, causing widespread damage>



14th Century

First Known Use of quake

14th century


QUAKE Defined for Kids

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quake

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verb \ˈkwāk\

Definition of quake

quakedquak·ing

  1. 1 :  to shake usually from shock or lack of stability <The explosion made the house quake.>

  2. 2 :  to tremble or shudder usually from cold or fear <Regardless, the guards' faces were stern and hard, and she quaked inside. — Grace Lin, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon>




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