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shakes

verb
present tense third-person singular of shake

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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shakes

noun
plural of shake

Synonyms & Antonyms of shakes (Entry 2 of 2)

a sense of panic or extreme nervousness
  • I get the shakes every time I hear her voice

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“Shakes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shakes. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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