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English definition of “quake”

quake

verb [I]     /kweɪk/
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
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