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shaking

noun

1 shaking

The act of causing something to move up and down (or back and forth) with quick movements.

Polish: potrząsanie, trzęsienie, wstrząsanie



2 shaking

A shaky motion:
— The shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe.

synonyms: palpitation, quiver, quivering, shakiness, trembling, vibration.

Roget 860: fear, timidity, diffidence, want of confidence; apprehensiveness, fearfulness etc. adj.; solicitude, anxiety, care, apprehension, misgiving; feeze [U.S.]; ... show more

Dutch: beving, trilling, vibratie


adjective

Roget 315: shaking etc. v.; agitated tremulous; desultory, subsultory; saltatoric; quasative; shambling; giddy-paced, saltatory, convulsive, unquiet, restless, ... show more

Moby thesaurus: agitated, ague, all shook up, all-overish, aquiver, aspen, blurred, brandish, brandishing, breathy, bumpiness, chattering, choked, choking, chorea, cold shivers, croaking, didder, disquiet, disquietude ... show more.

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shake

noun

1 shake

Building material used as siding or roofing.

synonym: shingle.

Roget 635: material, raw material, stuff, stock, staple; adobe, brown stone; chinking; clapboard; daubing; puncheon; shake; shingle, ... show more

Roget 315: agitation, stir, tremor, shake, ripple, jog, jolt, jar, jerk, shock, succussion, trepidation, quiver, quaver, ... show more

Polish: gont

2 shake

Frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream.

synonyms: milk shake, milkshake.

Dutch: milkshake
Polish: shake

3 shake

A note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it.

synonym: trill.

Dutch: triller
Polish: trel, tryl

4 shake

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

synonyms: handclasp, handshake, handshaking.

Dutch: hand, handdruk, poot

5 shake

A reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement.

synonyms: shiver, tremble.

Polish: dreszcz, ciarki, drżączka, dreszcze

6 shake

Causing to move repeatedly from side to side.

synonyms: wag, waggle.

Roget 314: oscillation; vibration, libration; motion of a pendulum; nutation; undulation; pulsation; pulse.    alternation; coming and going etc. v.; ebb and flow, flux and reflux, ... show more

verb

1 shake

Move or cause to move back and forth.

synonym: agitate.

Roget 821: feel; receive an impression etc. n.; be impressed with etc. adj.; entertain feeling, harbor feeling, cherish feeling etc. n.. respond; ... show more

Roget 616: dissuade, dehort, cry out against, remonstrate, expostulate, warn, contraindicate.    disincline, indispose, shake, stagger; dispirit; discourage, dishearten; ... show more

Roget 416: play, pipe, strike up, sweep the chords, tweedle, fiddle; strike the lyre, beat the drum; blow the horn, sound the horn, wind the horn; doodle; grind the organ; touch the guitar ... show more

Roget 407: roll, drum, rumble, rattle, clatter, patter, clack; bombinate.    hum, trill, shake; chime, peal, toll; ... show more

Roget 160: be weak etc. adj.; drop, crumble, give way, totter, tremble, shake, halt, limp, fade, languish, decline, ... show more

Roget 149: fluctuate, vary, waver, flounder, flicker, flitter, flit, flutter, shift, shuffle, shake, totter, tremble, vacillate, ... 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

Dutch: schokken, schudden

2 shake

Move with or as if with a tremor.

synonym: didder.

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

Dutch: trillen

3 shake

Shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively.

synonym: judder.

4 shake

Move back and forth or sideways.

synonyms: rock, sway.

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

Dutch: deinen, golven, unduleren

5 shake

Undermine or cause to waver.

6 shake

Stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of.

synonyms: excite, shake up, stimulate, stir.

Roget 824: excite, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate, inspire, impassion, smite, infect; stir the blood, fire the blood, ... 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

Dutch: opwinden, prikkelen, stimuleren

7 shake

Get rid of:
— I couldn't shake the car that was following me.

synonyms: escape from, shake off, throw off.

8 shake

Bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking.

9 shake

Shake (a body part) to communicate a greeting, feeling, or cognitive state.


adjective

Roget 659: unimproved etc. (improve) etc. 658; deteriorated etc. v.; altered, altered for the worse; injured etc. v.; ... show more

Moby thesaurus: Bebung, abandon, abate, accost, address, affright, age, agitate, agitating, agitation, alarm, alcoholic drink, all-overs, anthem, aphonia, appall, artificial voice, assault, attenuate, avoid ... show more.

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