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Dictionary definition for: Shake

1. (n) building material used as siding or roofing

2. (v) move or cause to move back and forth; "The chemist shook the flask vigorously" "My hands were shaking"

3. (n) frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream

4. (v) move with or as if with a tremor; "his hands shook"

5. (n) a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it

6. (v) shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively; "The old engine was juddering"

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

8. (v) move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking" "the tall building swayed" "She rocked back and forth on her feet"

9. (n) reflex shaking caused by cold or fear or excitement

10. (v) undermine or cause to waver; "my faith has been shaken" "The bad news shook her hopes"

11. (n) causing to move repeatedly from side to side

12. (v) stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community" "the civil war shook the country"

13. (v) get rid of; "I couldn''t shake the car that was following me"

14. (v) 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"

15. (v) 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!"

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