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shake

verb
 
/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.
If you are shaking, your body makes quick short movements because you are frightened or nervous.
tremare
He was shaking with nerves.
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. He refused to shake hands with me.
shake your head to move your head from side to side to mean ‘no’
scuotere il capo
(Definition of shake from the Cambridge English-Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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