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Translation of "shake" - English-Spanish dictionary

shake

verb /ʃeik/ ( past tense shook /ʃuk/, past participle shaken)
to (cause to) tremble or move with jerks agitar, (hacer) temblar The explosion shook the building We were shaking with laughter Her voice shook as she told me the sad news. to shock, disturb or weaken debilitar He was shaken by the accident My confidence in him has been shaken. shaking noun an act of shaking or state of being shaken, shocked etc sacudida They got a shaking in the crash. shaky adjective ( comparative shakier, superlative shakiest) weak or trembling with age, illness etc tembloroso a shaky voice shaky handwriting. unsteady or likely to collapse cojo, inestable a shaky chair. (sometimes with at) not very good, accurate etc flojo He’s a bit shaky at arithmetic My arithmetic has always been very shaky I’d be grateful if you would correct my rather shaky spelling. shakily adverb con voz trémula She walked shakily down the hall. shakiness noun inestabilidad shake-up noun a disturbance or reorganization reorganización The whole management could do with a good shake-up. no great shakes not very good or important no ser gran cosa He has written a book, but it’s no great shakes. shake one’s fist at to hold up one’s fist as though threatening to punch amenazar a alguien con el puño He shook his fist at me when I drove into the back of his car. shake one’s head to move one’s head round to left and right to mean ’No’ negar con la cabeza, decir que no con la cabeza ’Are you coming?’ I asked. She shook her head. shake off phrasal verb to rid oneself of librarse de He soon shook off the illness. shake up phrasal verb to disturb or rouse (people) so as to make them more energetic sacudir The new manager has promised to really shake things up.
(Definition of shake from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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