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Another word for shake

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Verb
  1. To cause to move to and fro with short, jerky movements

    See also:

    repetition

  2. To move to and fro in short, jerky movements

      1. To move back and forth or to and fro, especially rhythmically and rapidly:
      2. To progress in a given direction while moving back and forth rapidly:
      3. To be in a state of great activity, excitement, or agitation:
      1. To utter a succession of light chirping or tremulous sounds; chirrup.
      2. To speak rapidly and in a tremulous manner:
      3. To giggle nervously; titter.
      1. To shake involuntarily, as from excitement or anger; quake.
      2. To feel fear or anxiety:
      3. To vibrate or quiver:
      1. To shiver convulsively, as from fear or revulsion.
      2. To vibrate; quiver:
      3. A convulsive shiver, as from fear or revulsion.
      1. To shake or tremble, as from cold or fear.
      2. To quiver or vibrate, as by the force of the wind.
      3. To cause (a sail) to flutter by sailing too close to the wind.
      1. To shake with a slight, rapid, tremulous movement.
      2. To tremble, as from cold or strong emotion.
      3. The act or motion of quivering.
      1. To quiver, as from weakness; tremble.
      2. To speak in a quivering voice; utter a quivering sound.
      3. To produce a trill on an instrument or with the voice.
      1. To shake or tremble, as from instability or shock.
      2. To shiver or shudder, as with cold or from strong emotion.
      3. An instance of quaking.
    See also:

    repetition

  3. To cause to move to and fro violently

      1. Relatively hard, naturally formed mineral or petrified matter; stone.
      2. A relatively small piece or fragment of such material.
      3. A relatively large body of such material, as a cliff or peak.
      1. To shake or agitate violently:
      2. To disturb or upset severely:
      3. To affect with irregular and involuntary muscular contractions; throw into convulsions.
      1. A vessel or device in which cream or milk is agitated to separate the oily globules from the caseous and serous parts, used to make butter.
      2. Turbulence or agitation:
      3. To agitate or stir (milk or cream) in order to make butter.
      1. To cause to move with violence or sudden force.
      2. To upset; disturb:
      3. To arouse interest in (a cause, for example) by use of the written or spoken word; discuss or debate.
  4. To move to and fro violently

      1. To move back and forth or to and fro, especially rhythmically and rapidly:
      2. To progress in a given direction while moving back and forth rapidly:
      3. To be in a state of great activity, excitement, or agitation:
      1. To shake involuntarily, as from excitement or anger; quake.
      2. To feel fear or anxiety:
      3. To vibrate or quiver:
      1. Relatively hard, naturally formed mineral or petrified matter; stone.
      2. A relatively small piece or fragment of such material.
      3. A relatively large body of such material, as a cliff or peak.
      1. To shake or tremble, as from instability or shock.
      2. To shiver or shudder, as with cold or from strong emotion.
      3. An instance of quaking.
    See also:

    repetition

  5. To alter the settled state or position of

      1. To exchange (one thing) for another of the same class:
      2. To move or transfer from one place or position to another.
      3. To alter (position or place).
      1. To change in position from one point to another:
      2. To follow a specified course:
      3. To change posture or position; stir:
      1. To break up or destroy the tranquility, order, or settled state of:
      2. To trouble emotionally or mentally; upset:
      3. To interfere with; interrupt:
      1. To move, shift, or force from the usual place or position:
      2. To force to leave a place of residence:
      3. To move or shift from the usual place or position, especially to force to leave a homeland or other place of residence:
      1. To put out of usual or proper place, position, or relationship.
      2. To displace (a body part), especially to displace a bone from its normal position.
      3. To throw into confusion or disorder; disrupt:
    See also:

    move

  6. To free from or cast out something objectionable or undesirable

    See also:

    keep

  7. To get away from (a pursuer)

  8. To impair or destroy the composure of.

    See also:

    calm

  9. To deprive of courage or the power to act as a result of fear, anxiety, or disgust

    See also:

    fear

Noun
  1. A nervous shaking of the body

      1. To draw, pull, or move suddenly and sharply; jerk:
      2. To move jerkily or spasmodically.
      3. To ache sharply from time to time; twinge.
      1. A shaking or vibrating movement, as of the earth.
      2. An involuntary trembling or quivering, as of the hands.
      3. A state or feeling of nervousness, worry, or excitement:
      1. A habitual spasmodic muscular movement or contraction, usually of the face or extremities.
      2. To have a tic; produce tics.
      1. To cause to feel a sudden sensation of pleasure or delight; excite greatly:
      2. To cause to quiver, tremble, or vibrate.
      3. To feel a sudden sensation of pleasure or delight:
      1. To shiver convulsively, as from fear or revulsion.
      2. To vibrate; quiver:
      3. A convulsive shiver, as from fear or revulsion.
      1. To shake or tremble, as from cold or fear.
      2. To quiver or vibrate, as by the force of the wind.
      3. To cause (a sail) to flutter by sailing too close to the wind.
      1. To shake with a slight, rapid, tremulous movement.
      2. To tremble, as from cold or strong emotion.
      3. The act or motion of quivering.
      1. To shake or tremble, as from instability or shock.
      2. To shiver or shudder, as with cold or from strong emotion.
      3. An instance of quaking.
    See also:

    repetition

  2. A state of nervous restlessness or agitation.

    See also:

    fear

    calm

Idioms:

    shake down

  1. To obtain by coercion or intimidation

  2. shake down

  3. To make a thorough search of

  4. shake down

  5. To examine the person or personal effects of in order to find something lost or concealed

  6. shake off

  7. To free from or cast out something objectionable or undesirable

  8. shake off

  9. To get away from (a pursuer)

Another word for shake

Noun
  1. See also:

    movement

Verb
  1. To vibrate

      1. To move (an attached part, for example) with short, quick motions:
      2. To move shakily; wobble:
      3. A wobbling motion.
      1. To move or stand unsteadily, as if under a great weight; totter.
      2. To cause to totter, sway, or reel:
      3. To astonish, shock, or overwhelm:
      1. To move or rotate with an uneven or rocking motion or unsteadily from side to side.
      2. To tremble or quaver:
      3. To waver or vacillate in one's opinions or feelings.
      1. To cause to feel a sudden sensation of pleasure or delight; excite greatly:
      2. To cause to quiver, tremble, or vibrate.
      3. To feel a sudden sensation of pleasure or delight:
      1. To sway as if about to fall.
      2. To appear about to collapse:
      3. To walk unsteadily or feebly; stagger.
      1. To wave or flap rapidly in an irregular manner:
      2. To fly by a quick light flapping of the wings.
      3. To flap the wings without flying.
      1. A projecting or hanging piece usually attached to something on one side and often intended to protect or cover:
      2. Either of the folded ends of a book jacket that fit inside the front and back covers.
      3. A variable control surface on the trailing edge of an aircraft wing, used primarily to increase lift or drag.
      1. A device, such as a cylinder, spool, or frame, that turns on an axis and is used for winding and storing rope, tape, film, or other flexible materials.
      2. A cylindrical device attached to a fishing rod to let out or wind up the line.
      3. The quantity of wire, film, or other material wound on one reel.
      1. To vary irregularly, especially in amount:
      1. To move unsteadily back and forth:
      2. To move in a certain direction with a swaying or unsteady motion:
      3. To exhibit irresolution or indecision; vacillate:
      1. To move with a slight tremulous motion; tremble, shake, or quiver.
      2. To beat with excessive rapidity; throb.
      1. To shiver convulsively, as from fear or revulsion.
      2. To vibrate; quiver:
      3. A convulsive shiver, as from fear or revulsion.
      1. To shake or tremble, as from cold or fear.
      2. To quiver or vibrate, as by the force of the wind.
      3. To cause (a sail) to flutter by sailing too close to the wind.
      1. To shake or tremble, as from instability or shock.
      2. To shiver or shudder, as with cold or from strong emotion.
      3. An instance of quaking.
      1. To shake with a slight, rapid, tremulous movement.
      2. To tremble, as from cold or strong emotion.
      3. The act or motion of quivering.
      1. To shake involuntarily, as from excitement or anger; quake.
      2. To feel fear or anxiety:
      3. To vibrate or quiver:
    See also:

    wave

  2. To cause to vibrate

      1. To shake or agitate violently:
      2. To disturb or upset severely:
      3. To affect with irregular and involuntary muscular contractions; throw into convulsions.
      1. (idiomatic) to trigger movement, to get going
      1. To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive:
      2. To do or fare well; prosper:
      3. To be in a period of highest productivity, excellence, or influence:
      1. To change in position from one point to another:
      2. To follow a specified course:
      3. To change posture or position; stir:
      1. A cylindrical glass or earthenware vessel with a wide mouth and usually no handles.
      2. The amount that a jar can hold.
      3. A glass of beer.
      1. To wave or flourish (something, often a weapon) in a menacing, defiant, or excited way.
      2. A menacing, defiant, or excited wave or flourish of something.
      1. To rebound after having struck an object or a surface.
      2. To move jerkily; bump:
      3. To bound:
      1. To move or cause to move with bumps and jolts; bounce.
      2. A rough, jolting movement; a jolt.
      1. To move or dislodge with a sudden, hard blow; strike heavily or jarringly:
      2. To cause to move jerkily:
      3. To put into a specified condition by or as if by a blow:
      1. To shake or jar slightly.
      2. To move with a shaking or lightly jolting motion.
      3. A shaking or lightly jolting motion.
      1. To move back and forth suspended or as if suspended from above.
      2. To hit at something with a sweeping motion of the arm:
      3. To move laterally or in a curve:
      1. To swing back and forth or to and fro.
      2. To incline or bend to one side; veer:
      3. To incline toward change, as in opinion or feeling:
      1. Relatively hard, naturally formed mineral or petrified matter; stone.
      2. A relatively small piece or fragment of such material.
      3. A relatively large body of such material, as a cliff or peak.
      1. To cause to move with violence or sudden force.
      2. To upset; disturb:
      3. To arouse interest in (a cause, for example) by use of the written or spoken word; discuss or debate.

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