Translation of "shake" - English-Polish dictionary


verb uk /ʃeɪk/ us past tense shook, past participle shaken
MOVE [ I, T ]

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

trząść (się), potrząsać
He was shaking with nerves.
Shake the bottle.
shake hands

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

uścisnąć dłoń lub dłonie
The two leaders smiled and shook hands for the photographers.
I shook hands with him.
shake your head

B2 to move your head from side to side to mean 'no'

kręcić głową

to shock or upset someone

[ often passive ] No one was injured in the crash, but the driver was badly shaken.

If your voice shakes, you sound very nervous or frightened.


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