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shake


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shake  \Shake\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Shook};  p.  p.  {Shaken},  ({Shook}, 
  obs.);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Shaking}.]  [OE.  shaken,  schaken,  AS 
  scacan  sceacan  akin  to  Icel.  &  Sw  skaka,  OS  skakan  to 
  depart,  to  flee.  [root]161.  Cf  {Shock},  v.] 
  1.  To  cause  to  move  with  quick  or  violent  vibrations;  to  move 
  rapidly  one  way  and  the  other  to  make  to  tremble  or 
  shiver;  to  agitate. 
 
  As  a  fig  tree  casteth  her  untimely  figs,  when  she  is 
  shaken  of  a  mighty  wind.  --Rev.  vi  13. 
 
  Ascend  my  chariot;  guide  the  rapid  wheels  That  shake 
  heaven's  basis.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  To  move  from  firmness;  to  weaken  the  stability  of 
  to  cause  to  waver;  to  impair  the  resolution  of 
 
  When  his  doctrines  grew  too  strong  to  be  shook  by 
  his  enemies,  they  persecuted  his  reputation. 
  --Atterbury. 
 
  Thy  equal  fear  that  my  firm  faith  and  love  Can  by 
  his  fraud  be  shaken  or  seduced.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  (Mus.)  To  give  a  tremulous  tone  to  to  trill;  as  to  shake 
  a  note  in  music. 
 
  4.  To  move  or  remove  by  agitating;  to  throw  off  by  a  jolting 
  or  vibrating  motion;  to  rid  one's  self  of  --  generally 
  with  an  adverb,  as  off  out  etc.;  as  to  shake  fruit  down 
  from  a  tree. 
 
  Shake  off  the  golden  slumber  of  repose.  --Shak. 
 
  'Tis  our  fast  intent  To  shake  all  cares  and  business 
  from  our  age.  --Shak. 
 
  I  could  scarcely  shake  him  out  of  my  company. 
  --Bunyan. 
 
  {To  shake  a  cask}  (Naut.),  to  knock  a  cask  to  pieces  and  pack 
  the  staves. 
 
  {To  shake  hands},  to  perform  the  customary  act  of  civility  by 
  clasping  and  moving  hands,  as  an  expression  of  greeting, 
  farewell,  good  will  agreement,  etc 
 
  {To  shake  out  a  reef}  (Naut.),  to  untile  the  reef  points  and 
  spread  more  canvas. 
 
  {To  shake  the  bells}.  See  under  {Bell}. 
 
  {To  shake  the  sails}  (Naut.),  to  luff  up  in  the  wind,  causing 
  the  sails  to  shiver.  --Ham.  Nav.  Encyc. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shake  \Shake\, 
  obs.  p.  p.  of  {Shake}.  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shake  \Shake\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  agitated  with  a  waving  or  vibratory  motion;  to  tremble; 
  to  shiver;  to  quake;  to  totter. 
 
  Under  his  burning  wheels  The  steadfast  empyrean  shook 
  throughout,  All  but  the  throne  itself  of  God.  --Milton. 
 
  What  danger?  Who  's  that  that  shakes  behind  there? 
  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  {Shaking  piece},  a  name  given  by  butchers  to  the  piece  of 
  beef  cut  from  the  under  side  of  the  neck.  See  Illust.  of 
  {Beef}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shake  \Shake\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  result  of  shaking;  a  vacillating  or  wavering 
  motion;  a  rapid  motion  one  way  and  other  a  trembling, 
  quaking,  or  shivering;  agitation. 
 
  The  great  soldier's  honor  was  composed  Of  thicker 
  stuff,  which  could  endure  a  shake.  --Herbert. 
 
  Our  salutations  were  very  hearty  on  both  sides, 
  consisting  of  many  kind  shakes  of  the  hand. 
  --Addison. 
 
  2.  A  fissure  or  crack  in  timber,  caused  by  its  being  dried 
  too  suddenly.  --Gwilt. 
 
  3.  A  fissure  in  rock  or  earth. 
 
  4.  (Mus.)  A  rapid  alternation  of  a  principal  tone  with 
  another  represented  on  the  next  degree  of  the  staff  above 
  or  below  it  a  trill. 
 
  5.  (Naut.)  One  of  the  staves  of  a  hogshead  or  barrel  taken 
  apart.  --Totten. 
 
  6.  A  shook  of  staves  and  headings.  --Knight. 
 
  7.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  redshank;  --  so  called  from  the  nodding  of 
  its  head  while  on  the  ground.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  {No  great  shakes},  of  no  great  importance.  [Slang]  --Byron. 
 
  {The  shakes},  the  fever  and  ague.  [Colloq.  U.S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  shake 
  n  1:  building  material  used  as  siding  or  roofing  [syn:  {shingle}] 
  2:  frothy  drink  of  milk  and  flavoring  and  sometimes  fruit  or 
  ice  cream  [syn:  {milkshake},  {milk  shake}] 
  3:  a  note  that  alternates  rapidly  with  another  note  a  semitone 
  above  it  [syn:  {trill}] 
  4:  grasping  and  shaking  a  person's  hand  (as  to  acknowledge  an 
  introduction  or  to  agree  on  a  contract)  [syn:  {handshake}, 
  {handshaking},  {handclasp}] 
  5:  reflex  shaking  caused  by  cold  or  fear  or  excitement  [syn:  {tremble}, 
  {shiver}] 
  6:  causing  to  move  repeatedly  from  side  to  side  [syn:  {wag},  {waggle}] 
  v  1:  move  back  and  forth;  "She  shook  her  cousin's  hands";  "Don't 
  shake  the  bottle";  "My  hands  were  shaking"  [syn:  {agitate}] 
  2:  move  with  a  tremor  [syn:  {tremble},  {didder}] 
  3:  shake  or  vibrate  rapidly  [syn:  {judder}] 
  4:  move  back  and  forth,  like  a  ship  [syn:  {rock},  {sway}] 
  5:  undermine  or  weaken;  "my  faith  has  been  shaken";  "The  bad 
  news  shook  her  hopes" 
  6:  as  of  senses  or  emotions;  "These  stories  shook  the 
  community"  [syn:  {stimulate},  {shake  up},  {excite},  {stir}] 
  7:  get  rid  of  "I  couldn't  shake  the  car  that  was  following  me" 
  [syn:  {shake  off},  {throw  off},  {escape  from}] 
  8:  bring  to  a  specified  condition  by  or  as  if  by  shaking;  "He 
  was  shaken  from  his  dreams" 




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