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shaken

verb
past participle of 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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“Shaken.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shaken. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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