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English definition of “shake”

shake

noun     /ʃeɪk/
[C] an act of shaking something: She gave the box a shake to see if there was anything inside it. "No, no, no," he said with a shake of his head.Shaking, swinging and vibrating the shakes [plural] informal short, quick movements from side to side that your body makes because you are ill, are frightened, or have drunk too much alcohol: I watched her hands as she prepared coffee and she definitely had the shakes.Making short, sudden movements [C] informal a milkshakeSoft drinks
(Definition of shake noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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