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, shake(noun)

    building material used as siding or roofing

  2. milkshake, milk shake, shake(noun)

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

  3. trill, shake(noun)

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

  4. handshake, shake, handshaking, handclasp(noun)

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

  5. tremble, shiver, shake(noun)

    a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement

  6. wag, waggle, shake(verb)

    causing to move repeatedly from side to side

  7. shake, agitate(verb)

    move or cause to move back and forth

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

  8. shake, didder(verb)

    move with or as if with a tremor

    "his hands shook"

  9. judder, shake(verb)

    shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively

    "The old engine was juddering"

  10. rock, sway, shake(verb)

    move back and forth or sideways

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

  11. shake(verb)

    undermine or cause to waver

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

  12. stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir(verb)

    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 from(verb)

    get rid of

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

  14. shake(verb)

    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. shake(verb)

    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. shake(Noun)

    The act of shaking something.

    The cat gave the mouse a shake.

  2. shake(Noun)

    A milkshake.

  3. shake(Noun)

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

  4. shake(Noun)

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

  5. shake(Noun)

    A thin shingle.

  6. shake(Noun)

    A crack or split between the growth rings in wood.

  7. shake(Noun)

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

  8. shake(Verb)

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

  9. shake(Verb)

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

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

  10. shake(Verb)

    To disturb emotionally; to shock.

  11. shake(Verb)

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

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

  12. shake(Verb)

    To move from side to side.

    She shook with grief.

  13. shake(Verb)

    To shake hands.

    OK, let's shake on it.

  14. shake(Verb)

    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. Shake(verb)

    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. Shake(noun)

    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. Shake(noun)

    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. Shake(noun)

    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. Shake(noun)

    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. Shake(noun)

    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. Shake(noun)

    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. Shake(noun)

    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. shake(noun)

    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. Katy Perry:

    Perrys dedication to childrens rights and the fight against trafficking played a large role in her joining Charles team. PRINCE WILLIAM TELLS JOAQUIN PHOENIX HES GLAD HE DIDNT WATCH JOKER BEFORE BED That is why I am especially honored to be named an ambassador for the British Asian Trusts Childrens Protection Fund, and to help shine my lighton the work that The Trust will be doing in South Asia, and to be a part of finding solutions to child trafficking, children are vulnerable and innocent and have to be protected. Katy Perry and Prince Charles shake hands. ( Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - WPA Pool / Getty Images) Accord to the Trusts website, it was created to work.

  2. Chuck Grassley:

    I am doing the usual things, trying not to shake hands with people, washing my hands and being careful about sneezing and stuff like that. Beyond that, not much. I am not avoiding meetings. Yesterday and today, I always have eight 15-minute meetings with constituents, I am continuing those meetings, just not shaking hands like I usually would.

  3. William Bolitho:

    An adventure differs from a mere feat in that it is tied to the externally unattainable. Only one end of the rope is in the hand, the other is not visible, and neither prayers, nor daring, nor reason can shake it free.

  4. Caitlyn Jenner:

    As far as LGBT issues, yes, he's made some mistakes, i don't support him in everything that he does. But we needed to shake the system up.

  5. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    Literally, in a literary, intellectual, emotional way, you can shake the world.

Images & Illustrations of shake

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Translations for 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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