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quake

verb [I] uk   /kweɪk/ us  
to shake because you are very frightened or find something very funny, or to feel or show great fear: Every time I get on a plane, I quake with fear. Charlie stood outside the head teacher's office, quaking in his boots/shoes (= feeling very frightened). The play was so funny, we were all quaking with laughter.AfraidLaughing and smilingMaking short, sudden movements

quake

noun [C] uk   /kweɪk/ us  
informal for earthquakeEarthquakes and volcanic eruptions
(Definition of quake from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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