verb \ˈkwāk\

: to shake because of fear, anger, etc.

: to shake violently


Full Definition of QUAKE

intransitive verb
:  to shake or vibrate usually from shock or instability
:  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



Definition of QUAKE

:  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>

First Known Use of QUAKE

14th century


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