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Adjective quaking has 1 sense
- quaking, quivering, shaking, shaky, shivering, trembling - vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze; "a quaking bog"; "the quaking child asked for more"; "quivering leaves of a poplar tree"; "with shaking knees"; "seemed shaky on her feet"; "sparkling light from the shivering crystals of the chandelier"; "trembling hands"
Antonym: steady (indirect, via unsteady)
Verb quake has 2 senses
- quiver, quake, palpitate - shake with fast, tremulous movements; "His nostrils palpitated"
--1 is one way to tremble
- tremor, quake - shake with seismic vibrations; "The earth was quaking"
--2 is one way to shake, agitate