What is the meaning of shake?


  • Building material used as siding or roofing.
  • Frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream.
  • A note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it.
  • Grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract.
  • A reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement.
  • Causing to move repeatedly from side to side.


  • Move or cause to move back and forth.
    • usage: "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking"
  • Move with or as if with a tremor.
    • usage: "his hands shook"
  • Shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively.
    • usage: "The old engine was juddering"
  • Move back and forth or sideways.
    • usage: "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet"
  • Undermine or cause to waver.
    • usage: "my faith has been shaken"; "The bad news shook her hopes"
  • Stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of.
    • usage: "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
  • Get rid of.
    • usage: "I couldn't shake the car that was following me"
  • Bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking.
    • usage: "He was shaken from his dreams"; "shake the salt out of the salt shaker"
  • Shake (a body part) to communicate a greeting, feeling, or cognitive state.
    • usage: "shake one's head"; "She shook her finger at the naughty students"; "The old enemies shook hands"; "Don't shake your fist at me"
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