Definition Of shake


(of a structure or area of land) tremble or vibrate.

buildings shook in Sacramento and tremors were felt in Reno

a trill.

But he also interprets the shaking in musical terms using tremolos and trills, which can themselves be described as shakes .

an act of shaking.

with a shake of its magnificent antlers the stag charged down the slope

move (an object) up and down or from side to side with rapid, forceful, jerky movements.

she stood in the hall and shook her umbrella

upset the composure of; shock or astonish.

rumors of a further loss shook the market

More Definitions

Example Of shake

  • A chocolate shake was a surprise for not driving your mother crazy that particular day.

  • Adam felt a gentle shake and jumped, surprised to see his father sitting next to him.

  • After draining them, he would put them back in the pan, add a handful of salt, and give them a shake .

  • After looking at the mild shake throughout the movie, the suddenly stable image will stick right out to you.

  • An interesting thought, but he couldn't shake the feeling that something wasn't quite right.

  • More Example