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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.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)agitate, shake

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