the shakes

noun

Definition of the shakes

informal
: 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.

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“The shakes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20shakes. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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