shake one's head

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Definition of shake one's head

: to turn one's head from side to side as a way of answering "no" or of showing disagreement or refusal
  • When I asked her if she wanted help, she just shook her head.

Word by Word Definitions

shake play
  1. : to move irregularly to and fro

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

  3. : to tremble as a result of physical or emotional disturbance

  1. : an act of shaking: such as

  2. : an act of shaking hands

  3. : an act of shaking oneself


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