Dictionary Results for shake


1. shake - noun

· building material used as siding or roofing

Synonym(s): shingle

Hypernym(s): building_material




2. shake - noun

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

Synonym(s): milkshake, milk_shake

Hypernym(s): drink




3. shake - noun

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

Synonym(s): trill

Hypernym(s): note, musical_note, tone




4. shake - noun

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

Synonym(s): handshake, handshaking, handclasp

Hypernym(s): acknowledgment, acknowledgement




5. shake - noun

· a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement

Synonym(s): tremble, shiver

Hypernym(s): reflex, reflex_response, reflex_action, instinctive_reflex, innate_reflex, inborn_reflex, unconditioned_reflex, physiological_reaction




6. shake - noun

· causing to move repeatedly from side to side

Synonym(s): wag, waggle

Hypernym(s): agitation




7. shake - verb

· move or cause to move back and forth; "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking"

Synonym(s): agitate

Hypernym(s): move




8. shake - verb

· move with or as if with a tremor; "his hands shook"

Synonym(s): didder

Hypernym(s): move_involuntarily, move_reflexively




9. shake - verb

· shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively; "The old engine was juddering"

Synonym(s): judder

Hypernym(s): vibrate




10. shake - verb

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

Synonym(s): rock, sway

Hypernym(s): move_back_and_forth




11. shake - verb

· undermine or cause to waver; "my faith has been shaken"; "The bad news shook her hopes"

Hypernym(s): weaken




12. shake - verb

· stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"

Synonym(s): stimulate, shake_up, excite, stir

Hypernym(s): arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke




13. shake - verb

· get rid of; "I couldn't shake the car that was following me"

Synonym(s): shake_off, throw_off, escape_from

Hypernym(s): escape, get_away, break_loose




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"

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




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!"

Hypernym(s): gesticulate, gesture, motion





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