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quake

noun

1 quake

Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane or from volcanic activity.

synonyms: earthquake, seism, temblor.

Dutch: aardbeving, aardbeweging, aardschok
Polish: trzęsienie ziemi



verb

1 quake

Shake with fast, tremulous movements.

synonyms: palpitate, quiver.

Roget 314: oscillate; vibrate, librate; alternate, undulate, wave; rock, swing; pulsate, beat; wag, waggle; nod, bob, ... show more

Roget 860: fear, stand in awe of; be afraid etc. adj.; have qualms etc. n.; apprehend, sit upon thorns, eye askance; distrust etc. (disbelieve) ... show more

Roget 315: be agitated &c.; shake; tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf; quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, ... show more

Roget 383: be cold etc. adj.; shiver, starve, quake, shake, tremble, shudder, didder, quiver; freeze, freeze to death, perish with cold.    ... show more

Dutch: lillen

2 quake

Shake with seismic vibrations.

synonym: tremor.


Moby thesaurus: apoplexy, be cold, bob, bobble, bounce, breakup, bump, cataclysm, chatter, chill, climax, convulsion, diastrophism, didder, disaster, dither, earthquake, falter, fidget, fit ... show more.

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