Search word definitions and unscramble anagrams.

Words starting with: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Definition of Shake

Verb: shake (shook,shaken)  sheyk

  1. Move or cause to move back and forth
    "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking";
    - agitate
     
  2. Move with or as if with a tremor
    "his hands shook";
    - didder [archaic]
     
  3. Vibrate rapidly and intensively
    "The old engine was shaking";
    - judder [Brit]
     
  4. Move back and forth or sideways
    "the ship was shaking";
    - rock, sway
     
  5. Undermine or cause to waver
    "The bad news shook her hopes"
     
  6. Excite the feelings or emotions of; disturb the peace of
    "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"; "These stories shook up the community";
    - stimulate, shake up, excite, stir
     
  7. Get rid of
    "I couldn't shake the car that was following me";
    - shake off, throw off, escape from
     
  8. Bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking
    "shake the salt out of the salt shaker"
     
  9. 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!"
Noun: shake  sheyk
  1. Building material used as siding or roofing
    - shingle
     
  2. Frothy drink of milk and flavouring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
    - milkshake, milk shake
     
  3. A note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it
    - trill
     
  4. (contract) grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)
    - handshake, handshaking, handclasp
     
  5. A reflex motion caused by cold, fear or excitement
    - tremble, shiver
     
  6. Causing to move repeatedly from side to side
    - wag, waggle

See also:
shakable
shakeable

Anagrams containing the word shake

sehka eshak kesha akesh hakes