Dictionary Results for shaking

1. shaking - noun

· the act of causing something to move up and down (or back and forth) with quick movements

Hypernym(s): agitation

2. shaking - noun

· a shaky motion; "the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe"

Synonym(s): shakiness, trembling, quiver, quivering, vibration, palpitation

Hypernym(s): motion

3. 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

4. shake - verb

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

Synonym(s): didder

Hypernym(s): move_involuntarily, move_reflexively

5. shake - verb

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

Synonym(s): judder

Hypernym(s): vibrate

6. 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

7. shake - verb

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

Hypernym(s): weaken

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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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