What does shake mean?

Definitions for shake
ʃeɪkshake

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word shake.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shingle, shakenoun

    building material used as siding or roofing

  2. milkshake, milk shake, shakenoun

    frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream

  3. trill, shakenoun

    a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it

  4. handshake, shake, handshaking, handclaspnoun

    grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)

  5. tremble, shiver, shakenoun

    a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement

  6. wag, waggle, shakeverb

    causing to move repeatedly from side to side

  7. shake, agitateverb

    move or cause to move back and forth

    "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking"

  8. shake, didderverb

    move with or as if with a tremor

    "his hands shook"

  9. judder, shakeverb

    shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively

    "The old engine was juddering"

  10. rock, sway, shakeverb

    move back and forth or sideways

    "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet"

  11. shakeverb

    undermine or cause to waver

    "my faith has been shaken"; "The bad news shook her hopes"

  12. stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stirverb

    stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

    "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"

  13. shake, shake off, throw off, escape fromverb

    get rid of

    "I couldn't shake the car that was following me"

  14. shakeverb

    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"

  15. shakeverb

    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!"

Wiktionary

  1. shakenoun

    The act of shaking something.

    The cat gave the mouse a shake.

  2. shakenoun

    A milkshake.

  3. shakenoun

    A beverage made by adding ice cream to a (usually carbonated) drink; a float.

  4. shakenoun

    Shake cannabis, small, leafy fragments of cannabis that gather at the bottom of a bag of marijuana.

  5. shakenoun

    A thin shingle.

  6. shakenoun

    A crack or split between the growth rings in wood.

  7. shakenoun

    Instant, second. (Esp. in two shakes.)

  8. shakeverb

    To cause (something) to move rapidly in opposite directions alternatingly.

  9. shakeverb

    To move (one's head) from side to side, especially to indicate a negative.

    Shaking his head, he kept repeating "No, no, no".

  10. shakeverb

    To disturb emotionally; to shock.

  11. shakeverb

    To lose, evade, or get rid of (something).

    I can't shake the feeling that I forgot something.

  12. shakeverb

    To move from side to side.

    She shook with grief.

  13. shakeverb

    To shake hands.

    OK, let's shake on it.

  14. shakeverb

    To dance.

    She was shaking it on the dance floor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shake

    obs. p. p. of Shake

    Etymology: [OE. shaken, schaken, AS. scacan, sceacan; akin to Icel. & Sw. skaka, OS. skakan, to depart, to flee. 161. Cf. Shock, v.]

  2. Shake

    to cause to move with quick or violent vibrations; to move rapidly one way and the other; to make to tremble or shiver; to agitate

    Etymology: [OE. shaken, schaken, AS. scacan, sceacan; akin to Icel. & Sw. skaka, OS. skakan, to depart, to flee. 161. Cf. Shock, v.]

  3. Shake

    fig.: To move from firmness; to weaken the stability of; to cause to waver; to impair the resolution of

    Etymology: [OE. shaken, schaken, AS. scacan, sceacan; akin to Icel. & Sw. skaka, OS. skakan, to depart, to flee. 161. Cf. Shock, v.]

  4. Shake

    to give a tremulous tone to; to trill; as, to shake a note in music

    Etymology: [OE. shaken, schaken, AS. scacan, sceacan; akin to Icel. & Sw. skaka, OS. skakan, to depart, to flee. 161. Cf. Shock, v.]

  5. Shake

    to move or remove by agitating; to throw off by a jolting or vibrating motion; to rid one's self of; -- generally with an adverb, as off, out, etc.; as, to shake fruit down from a tree

    Etymology: [OE. shaken, schaken, AS. scacan, sceacan; akin to Icel. & Sw. skaka, OS. skakan, to depart, to flee. 161. Cf. Shock, v.]

  6. Shakeverb

    to be agitated with a waving or vibratory motion; to tremble; to shiver; to quake; to totter

    Etymology: [OE. shaken, schaken, AS. scacan, sceacan; akin to Icel. & Sw. skaka, OS. skakan, to depart, to flee. 161. Cf. Shock, v.]

  7. Shakenoun

    the act or result of shaking; a vacillating or wavering motion; a rapid motion one way and other; a trembling, quaking, or shivering; agitation

    Etymology: [OE. shaken, schaken, AS. scacan, sceacan; akin to Icel. & Sw. skaka, OS. skakan, to depart, to flee. 161. Cf. Shock, v.]

  8. Shakenoun

    a fissure or crack in timber, caused by its being dried too suddenly

    Etymology: [OE. shaken, schaken, AS. scacan, sceacan; akin to Icel. & Sw. skaka, OS. skakan, to depart, to flee. 161. Cf. Shock, v.]

  9. Shakenoun

    a fissure in rock or earth

    Etymology: [OE. shaken, schaken, AS. scacan, sceacan; akin to Icel. & Sw. skaka, OS. skakan, to depart, to flee. 161. Cf. Shock, v.]

  10. Shakenoun

    a rapid alternation of a principal tone with another represented on the next degree of the staff above or below it; a trill

    Etymology: [OE. shaken, schaken, AS. scacan, sceacan; akin to Icel. & Sw. skaka, OS. skakan, to depart, to flee. 161. Cf. Shock, v.]

  11. Shakenoun

    one of the staves of a hogshead or barrel taken apart

    Etymology: [OE. shaken, schaken, AS. scacan, sceacan; akin to Icel. & Sw. skaka, OS. skakan, to depart, to flee. 161. Cf. Shock, v.]

  12. Shakenoun

    a shook of staves and headings

    Etymology: [OE. shaken, schaken, AS. scacan, sceacan; akin to Icel. & Sw. skaka, OS. skakan, to depart, to flee. 161. Cf. Shock, v.]

  13. Shakenoun

    the redshank; -- so called from the nodding of its head while on the ground

    Etymology: [OE. shaken, schaken, AS. scacan, sceacan; akin to Icel. & Sw. skaka, OS. skakan, to depart, to flee. 161. Cf. Shock, v.]

Freebase

  1. Shake

    Shake was an image compositing package used in the post-production industry. Shake was widely used in visual effects and digital compositing for film, video and commercials. Shake exposed its node graph architecture graphically. It enabled complex image processing sequences to be designed through the connection of effects "nodes" in a graphical workflow interface. This type of compositing interface allowed great flexibility, including the ability to modify the parameters of an earlier image processing step "in context". Many other compositing packages, such as Blender, eyeon Fusion, Nuke and Cineon, also used a similar node-based approach. Shake was available for Mac OS X and Linux. Support for Microsoft Windows and IRIX was discontinued in previous versions. On July 30, 2009, Apple discontinued Shake. No direct product replacement had been announced by Apple, but some features are now available in Final Cut Studio and Motion, such as the SmoothCam filter.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shake

    shāk, v.t. to move with quick, short motions: to agitate: to make to tremble: to threaten to overthrow: to cause to waver: to give a tremulous note to.—v.i. to be agitated: to tremble: to shiver: to lose firmness:—pa.t. shook, (B.) shāked; pa.p. shāk′en,n. a rapid tremulous motion: a trembling or shivering: a concussion: a rent in timber, rock, &c.: (mus.) a rapid repetition of two notes: (slang) a brief instant.—n. Shake′down, a temporary bed, named from the original shaking down of straw for this purpose.—adj. Shāk′en, weakened, disordered.—ns. Shāk′er, one of a small communistic religious sect founded in Manchester about the middle of the 18th century, so nicknamed from a peculiar dance forming part of their religious service; Shake′-rag (obs.), a ragged fellow; Shāk′erism.—adv. Shāk′ily.—n. Shāk′iness.—adj. Shāk′y, in a shaky condition: feeble: (coll.) wavering, undecided: of questionable ability, solvency, or integrity: unsteady: full of cracks or clefts.—Shake down, or together, to make more compact by shaking; Shake hands, to salute by grasping the hand: (with) to bid farewell to; Shake off the dust from one's feet, to renounce all intercourse with; Shake the head, to move the head from side to side in token of reluctance, disapproval, &c.; Shake together (coll.), to get friendly with; Shake up, to restore to shape by shaking: (Shak.) to upbraid.—Great shakes (coll.), a thing of great account, something of value (usually 'No great shakes'). [A.S. sceacan, scacan.]

CrunchBase

  1. Shake

    Shake is a mobile-first application that allows users to create, sign, and send, plain English and legally binding agreements from their phones. Shake was founded in 2012 by an experienced team of entrepreneurs and investors. They have decades of startup and executive leadership experience at companies such as Google, Spotify, AOL, BuzzFeed, and RRE Ventures.

Rap Dictionary

  1. shakenoun

    Leftover marijuana from a large bag, usually small pieces that have shaken off the bud, thus the name.

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shake' in Verbs Frequency: #245

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shake in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of shake in a Sentence

  1. Wang Qishan:

    Dangers of laziness, inability to properly act, remoteness from the people and passive corruption hang even more acutely in front of the party, if allowed to continue then it will weaken the party's ability to govern and shake the party's basis for governing.

  2. Thomas Jefferson:

    Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.

  3. Leonard Vallance:

    They need a good shake and I think they'll get it, i will be lodging a protest vote. It definitely will not be Liberal Party or National Party or Labor Party.

  4. Seth Williams:

    This is the kind of case that can shake the public’s confidence in the system, an experienced investigator used his specialized knowledge to prevent his own colleagues from apprehending a murder suspect.

  5. Jeremy McKinney:

    Hope is alive and well, for our asylum seekers, for DACA( Temporary Protected Status) recipients, for all our clients looking for a fair shake before USCIS or EOIR, this is everything.

Images & Illustrations of shake

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  • هزArabic
  • třást, potřást si rukamaCzech
  • трѧстиOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
  • milkshake, rysten, ryste af sig, ryste, rusk, rokke, give hånd på, chokereDanish
  • schütteln, erschüttern, Milchshake, händeschüttelnGerman
  • τραντάζω, σείωGreek
  • skuiEsperanto
  • agitarSpanish
  • تکاندنPersian
  • paiskata kättä, ravistus, päre, halkeama, ravistaa, ravistella, järkyttää, karistaa, täristä, kätellä, ravistelu, pirtelö, särö, vilaus, heristää, pudistaa, vavistaFinnish
  • secouer, agiter, secousse, se serrer la mainFrench
  • crathadh, crathScottish Gaelic
  • זעזע, ניערHebrew
  • megráz, rázHungarian
  • սասանելArmenian
  • sjeik, mjólkurhristingur, takast í hendur, dansa, hristingurIcelandic
  • 揺する, 動揺させる, 狼狽させる, 振り落とす, 拭う, 握手する, ミルクセーキ, セーキ, 揺らす, 振る, 振り払う, 揺れるJapanese
  • شه‌قاندنه‌وه‌, شه‌قاندنKurdish
  • commoveōLatin
  • rëselen, stuckelenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ruiruiMāori
  • လှုပ်Burmese
  • ryste, håndhilseNorwegian
  • schokken, schuddenDutch
  • riste, shake, handhilseNorwegian
  • podać sobie dłonie, pozbyć sięPolish
  • sacudir, mexer com, evadir, [[cumprimentar]]-[[se]], agitar, [[sacudir]] [[a]] [[cabeça]]Portuguese
  • scuturare, agita, scăpa, dansa, da mânaRomanian
  • стряхивать, стряхнуть, трястись, кокте́йль, трясти, потрясать, избавляться, избавиться, шататься, шейк, потрястиRussian
  • stresti, pretresti, otresti, šejk, trestiSlovene
  • milkshake, skaka, skakningSwedish
  • bắt tayVietnamese

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