Definition of vibrate
- a pendulum vibrating seconds
- music, when soft voices die, vibrates in the memory
- —P. B. Shelley
- vibrate to the opportunity
The car started to vibrate.
When you blow into the instrument, the air vibrates the reed.
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: to move back and forth or from side to side with very short, quick movements
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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