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quakes

noun
plural of quake

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a shaking of the earth
  • the quake registered 6.5 on the Richter scale, causing widespread damage

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quakes

verb
present tense third-person singular of quake

Synonyms of quakes (Entry 2 of 2)

to make a series of small irregular or violent movements
  • the horror film was so scary it left us quaking with fear for hours afterwards

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“Quakes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/quakes. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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