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English noun: shake

1. shake (substance) building material used as siding or roofing


Synonymsshingle


Broader (hypernym)building material

2. shake (food) frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream


Synonymsmilk shake, milkshake


Broader (hypernym)drink


Narrower (hyponym)eggshake, frappe, malt, malted, malted milk

3. shake (communication) a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it


Synonymstrill


Broader (hypernym)musical note, note, tone

4. shake (communication) grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)


Synonymshandclasp, handshake, handshaking


Broader (hypernym)acknowledgement, acknowledgment


Domain categorycontract

5. shake (act) a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement


Synonymsshiver, tremble


Broader (hypernym)inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex

6. shake (act) causing to move repeatedly from side to side


Synonymswag, waggle


Broader (hypernym)agitation


English verb: shake

1. shake (motion) move or cause to move back and forth


SamplesThe chemist shook the flask vigorously.
My hands were shaking.


Synonymsagitate


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)move


Narrower (hyponym)concuss, convulse, convulse, fan, fluff up, jactitate, jiggle, joggle, palpitate, plump up, quake, rattle, shake up, shake up, slash, sparge, succuss, thrash, thrash about, thresh, thresh about, toss, tremble, tremor, wiggle

2. shake (body) move with or as if with a tremor


SamplesHis hands shook.


Synonymsdidder


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)move involuntarily, move reflexively

3. shake (motion) shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively


SamplesThe old engine was juddering.


Synonymsjudder


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)vibrate


Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

4. shake (motion) move back and forth or sideways


SamplesThe ship was rocking.
The tall building swayed.
She rocked back and forth on her feet.


ExamplesThe crowds shake in the streets, The streets shake with crowds


Synonymsrock, sway


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)move back and forth


Narrower (hyponym)nutate, roll, swag, totter


Verb grouprock, sway

5. shake (change) undermine or cause to waver


SamplesMy faith has been shaken.
The bad news shook her hopes.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)weaken

6. shake (emotion) stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of


SamplesThese stories shook the community.
The civil war shook the country.


ExamplesThe bad news will shake him, The performance is likely to shake Sue


Synonymsexcite, shake up, stimulate, stir


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise


Narrower (hyponym)affright, animate, arouse, elate, enliven, exalt, excite, fright, frighten, fuel, inspire, intoxicate, invigorate, invite, lift up, pick up, scare, sex, tempt, thrill, tickle, titillate, turn on, uplift, vibrate, wind up

7. shake (motion) get rid of


SamplesI couldn't shake the car that was following me.


Synonymsescape from, shake off, throw off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)break loose, escape, get away

8. shake (change) bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking


SamplesHe was shaken from his dreams.
Shake the salt out of the salt shaker.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

9. shake (communication) shake (a body part) to communicate a greeting, feeling, or cognitive state


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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)gesticulate, gesture, motion









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