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English noun: quake

1. quake (event) shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity


Synonymsearthquake, seism, temblor


Broader (hypernym)geological phenomenon


Narrower (hyponym)earth tremor, microseism, seaquake, seismic disturbance, shock, submarine earthquake, tremor


English verb: quake

1. quake (motion) shake with fast, tremulous movements


SamplesHis nostrils palpitated.


Synonymspalpitate, quiver


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


Broader (hypernym)tremble

2. quake (motion) shake with seismic vibrations


SamplesThe earth was quaking.


Synonymstremor


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)agitate, shake









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