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1quake

verb \ˈkwāk\

: to shake because of fear, anger, etc.

: to shake violently

quakedquak·ing

Full Definition of QUAKE

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

2quake

noun

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
QUAKES Defined for Kids

1quake

verb \ˈkwāk\
quakedquak·ing

Definition of QUAKE for Kids

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

2quake

noun

Definition of QUAKE for Kids

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