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English noun: shaking

1. shaking (act) the act of causing something to move up and down (or back and forth) with quick movements

Broader (hypernym)agitation

Narrower (hyponym)jiggle, joggle

2. shaking (state) a shaky motion

SamplesThe shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe.

Synonymspalpitation, quiver, quivering, shakiness, trembling, vibration

Broader (hypernym)motion

Narrower (hyponym)tremolo, tremor

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