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Shakes (IPA: /ˈʃeɪks/)


Shake ()

obs. p. p. of Shake.

Shake (v.)

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.

Shake (v.)

Fig.: To move from firmness; to weaken the stability of; to cause to waver; to impair the resolution of.

Shake (v.)

To give a tremulous tone to; to trill; as, to shake a note in music.

Shake (v.)

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.

Shake (v. i.)

To be agitated with a waving or vibratory motion; to tremble; to shiver; to quake; to totter.

Shake (n.)

The act or result of shaking; a vacillating or wavering motion; a rapid motion one way and other; a trembling, quaking, or shivering; agitation.

Shake (n.)

A fissure or crack in timber, caused by its being dried too suddenly.

Shake (n.)

A fissure in rock or earth.

Shake (n.)

A rapid alternation of a principal tone with another represented on the next degree of the staff above or below it; a trill.

Shake (n.)

One of the staves of a hogshead or barrel taken apart.

Shake (n.)

A shook of staves and headings.

Shake (n.)

The redshank; -- so called from the nodding of its head while on the ground.

Shakes

Defect in timber

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Family name

Shake

Informal unit of time equal to 10 nanoseconds

Shake

Song by Little Boots

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Graphics software

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Age shakes Athena's tower, but spares gray Marathon." - Age

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Any sound can shake the air. My voice shakes the heart!" - The World Ends with You

Example Sentence (Quote)

" I'll be there in two shakes of a... a lamb's tail." - Wallace and Gromit

Example Sentence (Quote)

" The freeman casting with unpurchased hand The vote that shakes the turrets of the land." - Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Example Sentence (Quote)

" The Grave, dread thing! Men shiver when thou 'rt named: Nature, appall'd, Shakes off her wonted firmness." - Robert Blair


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