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shaking

 
Adjective shaking has 1 sense
  1. 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)
Noun shaking has 2 senses
  1. shaking - the act of causing something to move up and down (or back and forth) with quick movements
    --1 is a kind of
    agitation
    --1 has particulars: joggle, jiggle
    Derived form: verb shake1
  2. shaking, shakiness, trembling, quiver, quivering, vibration, palpitation - a shaky motion; "the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe"
    --2 is a kind of motion
    --2 has particulars: tremolo; tremor
    Derived form: verb shake2
Verb shake has 9 senses
  1. shake, agitate - move or cause to move back and forth; "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking"
    --1 is one way to move
    Derived forms: noun shake6, noun shaker3, noun shaking1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. shake, didder - move with or as if with a tremor; "his hands shook"
    --2 is one way to move involuntarily, move reflexively
    Derived forms: noun shake5, noun shaking2
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  3. judder, shake - shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively; "The old engine was juddering"
    --3 is one way to vibrate
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. rock, sway, shake - move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet"
    --4 is one way to move back and forth
    Derived form: noun shake6
    Sample sentences:
    The crowds shake in the streets
    The streets shake with crowds
  5. shake - undermine or cause to waver; "my faith has been shaken"; "The bad news shook her hopes"
    --5 is one way to
    weaken
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  6. stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir - stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
    --6 is one way to arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke
    Sample sentences:
    The performance is likely to shake Sue
    The bad news will shake him
  7. shake, shake off, throw off, escape from - get rid of; "I couldn't shake the car that was following me"
    --7 is one way to escape, get away, break loose
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  8. shake - bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking; "He was shaken from his dreams"; "shake the salt out of the salt shaker"
    --8 is one way to
    change, alter, modify
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  9. shake - shake (a body part) to communicate a greeting, feeling, or cognitive state; "shake one's head"; "She shook her finger at the naughty students"; "The old enemies shook hands"; "Don't shake your fist at me!"
    --9 is one way to
    gesticulate, gesture, motion
    Derived form: noun shake4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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