Definitions for quakekweɪk
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quakekweɪk(v.; n.)quaked, quak•ing
(v.i.)to shudder or quiver, as from cold or fear.
to shake or tremble, as from shock or instability:
The earth quaked.
an act or instance of quaking.
Origin of quake:
bef. 900; ME; OE cwacian to shake, tremble
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
quiver, quake, palpitate(verb)
shake with fast, tremulous movements
"His nostrils palpitated"
shake with seismic vibrations
"The earth was quaking"
A trembling or shaking.
We felt a quake in the apartment every time the train went by.
An earthquake, a trembling of the ground with force.
California is plagued by quakes, there are a few minor ones almost every month.
To tremble or shake.
I felt the ground quaking beneath my feet
To tremble or shake with fear.
When the bad-guy suddenly appeared on screen, I quaked uncontrollably
Origin: From quaken, from cwacian, from kwakōnan, from gʷog-, related to cweccan (see quitch), kwakkelje, kwakkelen, Quackelei, kvakle, vexo, bogadh.
to be agitated with quick, short motions continually repeated; to shake with fear, cold, etc.; to shudder; to tremble
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
to cause to quake
a tremulous agitation; a quick vibratory movement; a shudder; a quivering
Translations for quake
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(of people) to shake or tremble, especially with fear.
- beef, beweAfrikaans
- يَرْتَجِف خَوْفاًArabic
- треса сеBulgarian
- tremerPortuguese (BR)
- třást seCzech
- skælve; rysteDanish
- τρέμω (συν. από φόβο)Greek
- temblar, estremecerseSpanish
- tresti se od strahaCroatian
- nötra, skjálfaIcelandic
- 덜덜 떨다Korean
- trīcēt; drebētLatvian
- skjelve, sitreNorwegian
- trząść sięPolish
- لړ زيدل، ريږ ديدل، ښوئيدلPashto
- a tremuraRomanian
- triasť saSlovak
- tresti seSerbian
- skaka, skälva, darraSwedish
- 因恐懼而顫抖Chinese (Trad.)
- дрижати, труситисяUkrainian
- لرزنا ، کانپناUrdu
- run sợVietnamese
- 怕得发抖Chinese (Simp.)
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