Translation of "shake" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ʃeɪk/ us /ʃeɪk/ shook, shaken

shake verb (MOVE)

B1 [ I or T ] to move backwards and forwards or up and down in quick, short movements, or to make something or someone do this

A young boy climbed into the apple tree and shook the branches so that the fruit fell down. 一個男孩爬上蘋果樹,用力搖著樹枝好讓蘋果掉下來。
Babies like toys that make a noise when they're shaken. 嬰兒喜歡搖晃時能發出聲響的玩具。
The explosion shook buildings for miles around. 爆炸震動了好幾哩以內的房屋。
[ + obj + adj ] People in southern California were shaken awake by an earthquake. 加洲南部的人們被地震震醒了。
She shook her hair loose from its ribbon. 她抖了抖頭髮,把絲帶抖掉。
Anna shook some powdered chocolate over her coffee. 安娜往咖啡裡撒了一些巧克力粉。
Every time one of these big trucks goes by, all the houses shake. 每當這樣的一輛大卡車從村裡經過,所有的房屋都會震動。
The child's body was shaking with sobs. 這個孩子哭得渾身顫抖。

B2 [ I ] If you are shaking, your body makes quick short movements, or you feel as if it is doing so, because you are frightened or nervous.

She was shaking as she opened the letter. 她顫抖著拆開了信。
I was shaking in my shoes/boots (= very nervous) about having to tell Dad what I'd done. 想到不得不告訴爸爸我的所作所爲時,我害怕得直發抖。
I was shaking like a leaf (= very nervous) before the test. 我考試前特別緊張。
shake sb's hand/shake sb by the hand

B1 to hold someone's hand and move it up and down, especially when you meet them for the first time or when you make an agreement with them

"Pleased to meet you," he said, shaking my hand. 「很高興見到你,」他邊說邊與我握手。
"Congratulations," she said, shaking the winner by the hand. 「恭喜你,」 她說著握了握獲勝者的手。
shake your head

B2 to move your head from side to side, in order to express disagreement, sadness, or that you do not want or believe something

I asked Tim if he'd seen Jackie lately but he shook his head. 我問蒂姆近來是否見過傑基,他搖了搖頭。
"That's incredible!" he said, shaking his head in disbelief. 「簡直難以置信!」他一邊說,一邊不相信地搖著頭。
shake your fist

to hold your hand up in the air with your fingers and thumb bent, and move it forcefully backwards and forwards, to show that you are angry

揮舞拳頭(表示憤怒); 揮拳相向
He shook his fist at the driver who pulled out in front of him. 他向那個突然由路邊開到他前面的司機揮了一拳。

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shake verb (UPSET)

[ T ] to cause to feel upset and worried

The child seemed nervous and visibly shaken. 這孩子看起來很緊張,明顯是嚇到了。
The news has shaken the whole country. 消息震驚了全國。

shake verb (MAKE WEAKER)

[ T ] to make something less certain, firm, or strong

What has happened has shaken the foundations of her belief. 發生的事情動搖了她信仰的根基。
After six defeats in a row, the team's confidence has been badly shaken. 在六連敗後,球隊的信心大挫。
This discovery may shake (up) traditional theories on how mountains are formed. 這個發現可能會震撼關於山脈形成的傳統理論。

shake verb (GET RID OF)

C2 [ T ] to get rid of or escape from something

It's very difficult to shake the habit of a lifetime. 終生養成的習慣是很難改掉的。
The company has so far been unable to shake (off) its reputation for being old-fashioned. 該公司到現在爲止還未能擺脫其因循守舊的名聲。


uk /ʃeɪk/ us /ʃeɪk/

[ C ] an act of shaking something

She gave the box a shake to see if there was anything inside it. 她搖了搖盒子,看裡面有沒有東西。
"No, no, no," he said with a shake of his head. 「不,不,不,」他搖著頭說。
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. 她準備咖啡的時候,我看著她的手,她絕對在發抖。

[ C ] informal a milkshake


(Translation of “shake” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)