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  1. earthquake, quake, temblor, seism(verb)

    shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity

  2. quiver, quake, palpitate(verb)

    shake with fast, tremulous movements

    "His nostrils palpitated"

  3. tremor, quake(verb)

    shake with seismic vibrations

    "The earth was quaking"

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  1. Quake(n.)

    An earthquake.

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  1. quake(Noun)

    A trembling or shaking.

    We felt a quake in the apartment every time the train went by.

  2. quake(Noun)

    An earthquake, a trembling of the ground with force.

    California is plagued by quakes, there are a few minor ones almost every month.

  3. quake(Verb)

    To tremble or shake.

    I felt the ground quaking beneath my feet

  4. quake(Verb)

    To tremble or shake with fear.

    When the bad-guy suddenly appeared on screen, I quaked uncontrollably

  5. Origin: From quaken, from cwacian, from kwakōnan, from gʷog-, related to cweccan (see quitch), kwakkelje, kwakkelen, Quackelei, kvakle, vexo, bogadh.

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  1. Quake(verb)

    to be agitated with quick, short motions continually repeated; to shake with fear, cold, etc.; to shudder; to tremble

  2. Quake(verb)

    to shake, vibrate, or quiver, either from not being solid, as soft, wet land, or from violent convulsion of any kind; as, the earth quakes; the mountains quake

  3. Quake(verb)

    to cause to quake

  4. Quake(noun)

    a tremulous agitation; a quick vibratory movement; a shudder; a quivering

  5. Origin: [Cf. AS. cweccan to move, shake. See Quake, v. t.]

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  1. Quake

    Quake is a first person shooter that was released by id Software in 1996 and the first game in the popular Quake series of video games. In the game, players must find their way out of various maze-like, medieval environments while battling a variety of monsters using a wide array of guns. The successor to id's Doom series, Quake built upon the technology and gameplay of its predecessor in many ways. Unlike the Doom engine before it, the Quake engine offered full real-time 3D rendering and early support for 3D acceleration through OpenGL. After Doom helped popularize multiplayer deathmatches, Quake added various multiplayer options. Online multiplayer became increasingly common, with the QuakeWorld update and software such as QuakeSpy making the process of finding and playing against other competitors on the Internet far easier and more reliable. Various multiplayer mods were developed including Team Fortress and Capture the flag. The game received much acclaim on release and its commercial success led to several sequels, starting with Quake II, which abandoned the gothic stylings of the original for a science fiction theme. Since then, many bands such as "Quake" from Illinois, have decided to use the video game as a title for their band. Because of this, Quake has since been recognized as one of the greatest achievements of the video game industry, influencing games that came after it, as well as the artforms of user mods and machinima.

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