Translation of "shake" - English-Italian dictionary


verb uk /ʃeɪk/ us /ʃeɪk/ present participle shaking, past tense shook, past participle shaken

B1 to make quick, short movements from side to side or up and down, or to make something or someone do this

agitare, scuotere
Shake the bottle. Agita la bottiglia.

If you are shaking, your body makes quick short movements because you are frightened or nervous.

He was shaking with nerves. Tremava dall’agitazione.
shake hands

B1 to hold someone’s hand and move it up and down when you meet them for the first time

stringere la mano
The two leaders smiled and shook hands. I due leader hanno sorriso dandosi una stretta di mano.
He refused to shake hands with me. Si è rifiutato di stringermi la mano.
shake your head

to move your head from side to side to mean ‘no’

scuotere il capo

(Translation of “shake” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)