Meaning of “quake” in the English Dictionary

"quake" in British English

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quakeverb [ I ]

uk /kweɪk/ us /kweɪk/

quakenoun [ C ]

uk /kweɪk/ us /kweɪk/

informal for earthquake

(Definition of “quake” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"quake" in American English

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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)