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English definition of “shake”
shake verb [I/T] (MOVE)
/ʃeɪk/ (past tense shook /ʃʊk/, past participle shaken /ˈʃeɪ·kən/)
› to move something backward and forward or up and down in quick, short movements: [T] Shake the can. [T] She shook Dana gently. [T] Cory shook some powdered sugar on her French toast. [I] The explosion made the ground shake. [M] Lily shook her long hair out (= moved her hair to make it fall loosely around her shoulders). [M] She shook out the tablecloth (= shook it so anything on it fell off). › If you or part of your body shakes, you make quick, short movements, or you feel as if you are doing this, because you are cold, frightened, or upset: [I] She was soaking wet and shaking when she when she finally got home. [I] Her hands shook as she opened the letter. › If someone’s voice shakes, its sound frequently changes because of fear or other emotions. shake your fist › If you shake your fist, you hold your hand up with your fingers and thumb closed and move it backward and forward to show you are angry: They stood at the gate, shaking their fists and shouting. shake hands › If two people shake hands, they greet or say goodbye by briefly joining hands and moving them slightly up and down: We shook hands and left. shake your head › If you shake your head, you move it from side to side to say "no" or show disagreement, sympathy, sadness, or that you do not believe something: Frank shook his head in disbelief. My dad shook his head, "No, you can't go."