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Definition 1: a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for shake in the sense of this definition

(shake is a kind of ...) an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus

Definition 2: causing to move repeatedly from side to side - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for shake in the sense of this definition

(shake is a kind of ...) the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously)

Definition 3: grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract) - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for shake in the sense of this definition

(shake is a kind of ...) a statement acknowledging something or someone

"she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment" "the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her"

(shake belongs to category ...) a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law

Definition 4: a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for shake in the sense of this definition

(shake is a kind of ...) a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound

"the singer held the note too long"

Definition 5: frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for shake in the sense of this definition

(shake is a kind of ...) a single serving of a beverage

"I asked for a hot drink" "likes a drink before dinner"

(... is a kind of shake ) a milkshake with egg in it

(... is a kind of shake ) thick milkshake containing ice cream

(... is a kind of shake ) a milkshake made with malt powder

Definition 6: building material used as siding or roofing - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for shake in the sense of this definition

(shake is a kind of ...) material used for constructing buildings

Definition 7: move with or as if with a tremor - [verb of body]

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

  • his hands shook

Synonyms for shake in the sense of this definition

(shake is a kind of ...) move in an uncontrolled manner

Definition 8: undermine or cause to waver - [verb of change]

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

  • my faith has been shaken
  • The bad news shook her hopes

(shake is a kind of ...) lessen the strength of

"The fever weakened his body"

Definition 9: bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking - [verb of change]

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

  • He was shaken from his dreams
  • shake the salt out of the salt shaker

(shake is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 10: shake (a body part) to communicate a greeting, feeling, or cognitive state - [verb of communication]

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

  • shake one's head
  • She shook her finger at the naughty students
  • The old enemies shook hands
  • Don't shake your fist at me!

(shake is a kind of ...) show, express or direct through movement

"He gestured his desire to leave"

Definition 11: stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of - [verb of emotion]

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

  • These stories shook the community
  • the civil war shook the country

Synonyms for shake in the sense of this definition

(shake is a kind of ...) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

"arouse pity" "raise a smile" "evoke sympathy"

(... is a kind of shake ) stimulate

"fuel the debate on creationism"

(... is a kind of shake ) stimulate sexually

"This movie usually arouses the male audience"

(... is a kind of shake ) cause fear in

"The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me" "Ghosts could never affright her"

(... is a kind of shake ) feel sudden intense sensation or emotion

"he was thrilled by the speed and the roar of the engine"

(... is a kind of shake ) give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting

"the window displays tempted the shoppers"

(... is a kind of shake ) fill with high spirits; fill with optimism

"Music can uplift your spirits"

(... is a kind of shake ) heighten or intensify

"These paintings exalt the imagination"

(... is a kind of shake ) excite pleasurably or erotically

"A titillating story appeared in the usually conservative magazine"

Definition 12: move or cause to move back and forth - [verb of motion]

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

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

Synonyms for shake in the sense of this definition

(shake is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of shake ) make fuller by shaking

"fluff up the pillows"

(... is a kind of shake ) move or stir about violently

"The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed"

(... is a kind of shake ) shake and cause to make a rattling noise

(... is a kind of shake ) shake violently

(... is a kind of shake ) shake; especially (a patient to detect fluids or air in the body)

(... is a kind of shake ) agitate by introducing air or compressed gas

"sparge the water"

(... is a kind of shake ) shake uncontrollably

"earthquakes convulsed the countryside"

(... is a kind of shake ) cause to throb or beat rapidly

"Her violent feelings palpitated the young woman's heart"

(... is a kind of shake ) shake with seismic vibrations

"The earth was quaking"

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

"His hands were trembling when he signed the document"

(... is a kind of shake ) agitate the air

(... is a kind of shake ) move to and fro

"Don't jiggle your finger while the nurse is putting on the bandage!"

Definition 13: shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively - [verb of motion]

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

  • The old engine was juddering

Synonyms for shake in the sense of this definition

(shake is a kind of ...) shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner

(shake belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 14: move back and forth or sideways - [verb of motion]

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

  • the ship was rocking
  • the tall building swayed
  • She rocked back and forth on her feet

Synonyms for shake in the sense of this definition

(shake is a kind of ...) move in one direction and then into the opposite direction

(... is a kind of shake ) move, rock, or sway from side to side

"The ship rolled on the heavy seas"

(... is a kind of shake ) rock, sway, or nod; usually involuntarily

(... is a kind of shake ) sway heavily or unsteadily

(... is a kind of shake ) move without being stable, as if threatening to fall

"The drunk man tottered over to our table"

(shake has a similar meaning as ...) cause to move back and forth

"rock the cradle" "rock the baby" "the wind swayed the trees gently"

Definition 15: get rid of - [verb of motion]

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

  • I couldn't shake the car that was following me

Synonyms for shake in the sense of this definition

(shake is a kind of ...) run away from confinement

"The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"

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