Definition of 'shake'

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Example sentences containing 'shake'

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The buzz from the crowd shakes through your body with electricity. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If this was happening in any other country we would be shaking our heads in disbelief. The Sun (2015) Just shaken up thank you so much for your concern! The Sun (2012)Shake to get rid of any excess flour. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We may reasonably shake our heads at these romantic resolves. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Next we move on too shaking wildly to more loud music. The Sun (2016)We need a disruptive interloper to shake things up. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We were both much shaken by the experience. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Stick out your rear and shake it in time to the music. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The news leaves me shaken and stirred. Times, Sunday Times (2006)His diet is pasta and chicken and three protein shakes a day. The Sun (2015)They began shaking it from side to side as officers lost control of the drill. The Sun (2011)When they got off they looked really pale and shaken. The Sun (2013)Jem felt her body shaking in the small space they shared. Tracy Chevalier Burning Bright (2007)He shakes his head at the memory. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He just wanted to shake my hand. Davey, Ray Rev. & Cole, John A Channel of Peace (1993)You're not getting a fair shake. Christianity Today (2000) Hands are shaken, tight smiles exchanged. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They only shake in quick, short vibrations. Eric Newby A BOOK OF LANDS AND PEOPLES (2003)We were all quite shaken, and nobody had a map. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We just want a fair shake and hopefully we're going to get one. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But I wake up shaking and angry. The Sun (2013)The tremors shaking broadcasting companies stem, in part, from the success of digital competitors. Times, Sunday Times (2015)

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Translations for 'shake'

British English: shake /ʃeɪk/ VERB
move up and down If you shake something, you hold it and move it quickly up and down.
Shake the bottle before you drink.
  • American English: shake
  • Arabic: يَهُزُّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: sacudir
  • Chinese: 摇动
  • Croatian: tresti
  • Czech: třást
  • Danish: ryste
  • Dutch: schudden
  • European Spanish: agitar
  • Finnish: ravistaa
  • French: secouer
  • German: schütteln
  • Greek: δονώ
  • Italian: scuotere
  • Japanese: 振る
  • Korean: (...을) 흔들다
  • Norwegian: riste
  • Polish: potrząsnąć
  • European Portuguese: sacudir
  • Romanian: a agita
  • Russian: трясти
  • Spanish: agitar revolver
  • Swedish: skaka
  • Thai: สั่น ทำให้สั่น ทำให้ตกใจและสะเทือนใจ
  • Turkish: çalkalamak
  • Ukrainian: трясти
  • Vietnamese: lắc
British English: shake /ʃeɪk/ VERB
tremble If someone or something shakes, they move quickly backwards and forwards or up and down.
My whole body was shaking with cold.
  • American English: shake
  • Arabic: يَهْتَزُّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: tremer
  • Chinese: 摇动
  • Croatian: tresti se
  • Czech: třást se
  • Danish: ryste
  • Dutch: beven
  • European Spanish: temblar tierra
  • Finnish: täristä
  • French: trembler
  • German: zittern
  • Greek: τρέμω
  • Italian: tremare
  • Japanese: 揺れる
  • Korean: 떨다
  • Norwegian: riste
  • Polish: zatrząść się
  • European Portuguese: tremer
  • Romanian: a tremura
  • Russian: трястись
  • Spanish: temblar
  • Swedish: skaka
  • Thai: สั่นสะเทือน หวั่นไหว
  • Turkish: titremek
  • Ukrainian: трястися
  • Vietnamese: rung


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