Translation of "shake" - English-Japanese 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

揺れる, ~を揺する, 振る
Shake the bottle.

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

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

握手する, 手を握る
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’


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