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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of quake

quakedquaking

  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 in a sentence

  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 in a sentence

  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 for Students

quakedquaking

  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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Definition of quake for Students





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