Associations to the word «Shake»


SHAKE, verb. (transitive) (ergative) To cause (something) to move rapidly in opposite directions alternatingly.
SHAKE, verb. (transitive) To move (one's head) from side to side, especially to indicate a negative.
SHAKE, verb. (transitive) To move or remove by agitating; to throw off by a jolting or vibrating motion.
SHAKE, verb. (transitive) To disturb emotionally; to shock.
SHAKE, verb. (transitive) To lose, evade, or get rid of (something).
SHAKE, verb. (intransitive) To move from side to side.
SHAKE, verb. (intransitive) (usually as "shake on") To shake hands.
SHAKE, verb. (intransitive) To dance.
SHAKE, verb. To give a tremulous tone to; to trill.
SHAKE, noun. The act of shaking something.
SHAKE, noun. A milkshake.
SHAKE, noun. A beverage made by adding ice cream to a (usually carbonated) drink; a float.
SHAKE, noun. Shake cannabis, small, leafy fragments of cannabis that gather at the bottom of a bag of marijuana.
SHAKE, noun. (building material) A thin shingle.
SHAKE, noun. A crack or split between the growth rings in wood.
SHAKE, noun. A fissure in rock or earth.
SHAKE, noun. (informal) Instant, second. (Especially in two shakes.)
SHAKE, noun. (nautical) One of the staves of a hogshead or barrel taken apart.
SHAKE, noun. (music) A rapid alternation of a principal tone with another represented on the next degree of the staff above or below it; a trill.
SHAKE, noun. A shook of staves and headings.
SHAKE, noun. (UK) (dialect) The redshank, so called from the nodding of its head while on the ground.
SHAKE 'N BAKE, noun. Alternative form of shake and bake
SHAKE 'N' BAKE, noun. Alternative form of shake and bake
SHAKE A CLOTH IN THE WIND, verb. (obsolete) (nautical) To be tipsy (but not really drunk)
SHAKE A LEG, verb. (idiomatic) (frequently imperative) To get busy; to get going; to be productive.
SHAKE AND BAKE, noun. Something fast, or easy to use or perform; a simple, crude object or action.
SHAKE AND BAKE, adjective. Crude, unsophisticated; not professionally done, improvised.
SHAKE DOWN, verb. (transitive) To cause something to fall down by shaking it, or something it is attached to.
SHAKE DOWN, verb. (transitive) To shake someone so money falls from their pockets.
SHAKE DOWN, verb. (by extension) To get money from someone using threats.
SHAKE DOWN, verb. To search exhaustively.
SHAKE DOWN, verb. To subject something to a shakedown test.
SHAKE HANDS, verb. To grasp another person's hands as an expression of greeting, farewell, agreement, etc.
SHAKE HANDS WITH THE UNEMPLOYED, verb. (idiomatic) (euphemistic) (slang) To urinate.
SHAKE HANDS WITH THE UNEMPLOYED, verb. (idiomatic) (euphemistic) (slang) To masturbate.
SHAKE IT, verb. (slang) To dance.
SHAKE MAP, noun. Alternative spelling of shakemap.
SHAKE MAPS, noun. Plural of shake map
SHAKE OFF, verb. To remove (something attached to, on or clinging to an object) by shaking.
SHAKE OFF, verb. To dissociate oneself from (an allegation or rumour).
SHAKE OFF, verb. To lose someone who is tracking you
SHAKE OFF, verb. To rid oneself of a malady or its symptoms
SHAKE ON IT, verb. (idiomatic) to agree; to close a deal
SHAKE ONE'S ASS, verb. To perform a dance which involves lots of movement in the buttock area
SHAKE ONE'S HEAD, verb. To move one's head from side to side, in a repeated swiveling motion from the neck, to indicate disagreement, negation, disbelief, disapproval or dismay.
SHAKE ONE'S HEAD, verb. (less common) To move one's head up and down, in a repeated hinge-like motion from the top of the spine, to indicate agreement, affirmation, approval, or simply polite attentiveness.
SHAKE OUT, verb. (transitive) To agitate a piece of cloth or other flexible material in order to remove dust, or to try to make it smooth and flat.
SHAKE OUT, verb. (nautical) (transitive) To unfurl a reef from a sail
SHAKE OVER, verb. To frisk
SHAKE TABLE, noun. An experimental platform that simulates earthquake motion to verify seismic performance of building structures.
SHAKE TABLES, noun. Plural of shake table
SHAKE THE PAGODA TREE, verb. (idiomatic) To find a source of easy enrichment; to become absurdly rich in a short time.
SHAKE UP, verb. (transitive) To agitate by shaking.
SHAKE UP, verb. (transitive) To reorganize, to make reforms in.

Dictionary definition

SHAKE, noun. Building material used as siding or roofing.
SHAKE, noun. Frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream.
SHAKE, noun. A note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it.
SHAKE, noun. Grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract).
SHAKE, noun. A reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement.
SHAKE, noun. Causing to move repeatedly from side to side.
SHAKE, verb. Move or cause to move back and forth; "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking".
SHAKE, verb. Move with or as if with a tremor; "his hands shook".
SHAKE, verb. Shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively; "The old engine was juddering".
SHAKE, verb. Move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet".
SHAKE, verb. Undermine or cause to waver; "my faith has been shaken"; "The bad news shook her hopes".
SHAKE, verb. Stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country".
SHAKE, verb. Get rid of; "I couldn't shake the car that was following me".
SHAKE, verb. 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".
SHAKE, verb. 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!".

Wise words

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.