the shakes


: a condition in which parts of the body move uncontrollably
He drank too much coffee and got a bad case of the shakes.
The whole experience gave me the shakes.

Examples of the shakes in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Elevation Burger Locations will be open and celebrating with BOGO shakes from 3-5 p.m. Fatburger Pick up burgers for the crew and don't forget the shakes! Katie Bowlby, Country Living, 1 Sep. 2023 Sure, Monty’s is beloved for its burgers, chicken sandwiches and tots, but the shakes have developed a rabid following of their own. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 19 Aug. 2023 When our server brought them over, our eyes were as big as the shakes. Lois Alter Mark, Forbes, 31 Mar. 2023

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“The shakes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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