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quakeverb [I]

uk   us   /kweɪk/
to ​shake because you are very ​frightened or ​find something very ​funny, or to ​feel or show ​greatfear: Every ​time I get on a ​plane, I quake with ​fear. Charlie ​stoodoutside the ​head teacher's ​office, quaking in hisboots/​shoes (= ​feeling very ​frightened). The ​play was so ​funny, we were all quaking with ​laughter.

quakenoun [C]

uk   us   /kweɪk/
informal for earthquake
(Definition of quake from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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quakeverb [I]

 us   /kweɪk/
  • quake verb [I] (SHAKE)

to ​shake, esp. because you are ​frightened: He quaked with ​fear at the ​thought.

quakenoun [C]

 us   /kweɪk/
  • quake noun [C] (EARTH MOVEMENT)

short form ofearthquake
(Definition of quake from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “quake”
in Korean (놀라 몸을)떨다…
in Arabic يَرتَعِش…
in Malaysian menggeletar, bergegar…
in French trembler…
in Russian землетрясение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 顫抖,哆嗦…
in Italian tremare…
in Turkish deprem, zelzele…
in Polish trzęsienie ziemi…
in Spanish temblar, estremecerse…
in Vietnamese run sợ, động đất…
in Portuguese tremer…
in Thai สั่นกลัว, สั่นไหว…
in German zittern, beben…
in Catalan tremolar…
in Japanese (恐怖で)震える, おののく…
in Chinese (Simplified) 颤抖,哆嗦…
in Indonesian gemetar, bergetar…
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