Associations to the word «Quake»


QUAKE, noun. A trembling or shaking.
QUAKE, noun. An earthquake, a trembling of the ground with force.
QUAKE, verb. (intransitive) To tremble or shake.
QUAKE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To cause to tremble or shake.
QUAKE IN ONE'S BOOTS, verb. (idiomatic) To be very frightened, scared, or nervous.
QUAKE LAKE, noun. A lake formed after the damming of a watercourse by a landslide caused by an earthquake.
QUAKE LAKES, noun. Plural of quake lake

Dictionary definition

QUAKE, noun. Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity.
QUAKE, verb. Shake with fast, tremulous movements; "His nostrils palpitated".
QUAKE, verb. Shake with seismic vibrations; "The earth was quaking".

Wise words

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