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  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. 
  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. 
  {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 
  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. 
  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]: 
  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}, 
  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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