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shake

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1 a very small space of time

  • I'll be there in two shakes
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2 shakes plural a sense of panic or extreme nervousness

  • I get the shakes every time I hear her voice
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3 a shaking of the earth

  • the shake was a modest 3.1 on the Richter scale
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shake

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1 to make a series of small irregular or violent movements

  • the bus rattled and shook as it barreled down a rutted road
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2 to get or keep away from (as a responsibility) through cleverness or trickery

  • we shook our pursuers by cutting through the abandoned lot
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Phrases Synonymous with shake

fight shy of, keep clear of, stay clear of, steer clear of

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Synonym Discussion of shake

shake, agitate, rock, convulse mean to move up and down or to and fro with some violence. shake often carries a further implication of a particular purpose.
    • shake well before using
agitate suggests a violent and prolonged tossing or stirring.
    • an ocean agitated by storms
rock suggests a swinging or swaying motion resulting from violent impact or upheaval.
    • the whole city was rocked by the explosion
convulse suggests a violent pulling or wrenching as of a body in a paroxysm.
    • spectators were convulsed with laughter

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