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English definition of “shake”

shake

verb [T] (WEAKEN)   /ʃeɪk/ (past tense shook  /ʃʊk/, past participle shaken  /ˈʃeɪ·kən/)
to make someone’s beliefs less certain or strong; to weaken: Nothing shook her conviction that there was no substitute for hard work. The defense failed to shake Powell’s testimony.
(Definition of shake verb (WEAKEN) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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