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Definition 1: shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane or from volcanic activity - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for quake in the sense of this definition

(quake is a kind of ...) a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth

(... is a kind of quake ) an instance of agitation of the earth's crust

"the first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch"

(... is a kind of quake ) a small earthquake

(... is a kind of quake ) an earthquake at the sea bed

Definition 2: shake with fast, tremulous movements - [verb of motion]

Samples where quake or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His nostrils palpitated

Synonyms for quake in the sense of this definition

(quake is a kind of ...) move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways

"His hands were trembling when he signed the document"

Definition 3: shake with seismic vibrations - [verb of motion]

Samples where quake or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The earth was quaking

Synonyms for quake in the sense of this definition

(quake is a kind of ...) move or cause to move back and forth

"The chemist shook the flask vigorously" "My hands were shaking"

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