vibrate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"vibrate" in British English

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vibrateverb [I or T]

uk   /vaɪˈbreɪt/  us   /ˈvaɪ.breɪt/
to ​shakeslightly and ​quickly, or to ​cause something to do this, in a way that is ​feltrather than ​seen or ​heard: The ​wholestationseemed to vibrate as the ​expresstrainrushed through. His ​voice vibrated withanger.

vibratenoun [U]

uk   /vaɪˈbreɪt/  us   /ˈvaɪ.breɪt/
a setting on an ​electronicdevice that ​causes it to vibrate when something ​happens, such as ​receiving a new ​message : The show's about to ​start - I'm going to put my ​phone on vibrate.
(Definition of vibrate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vibrate" in American English

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vibrateverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈvɑɪ·breɪt/
to move ​quicklybackward and ​forward, or to ​cause something to ​shake: [I] Musical ​sounds are ​produced when the ​strings of the ​piano vibrate. [I] A thundering ​boom made the ​windows vibrate.
vibration
noun [C/U]  us   /vɑɪˈbreɪ·ʃən/
[C] We ​felt the earthquake’s vibrations 120 ​miles away!
(Definition of vibrate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vibrate”
in Korean 진동하다…
in Arabic يَهْتَزّ…
in Malaysian bergetar…
in French (faire) vibrer…
in Russian дрожать, вибрировать…
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)震動, (使)顫動, (使)抖動…
in Italian vibrare…
in Turkish titremek…
in Polish drgać…
in Spanish vibrar…
in Vietnamese chuyển động, rung, lắc…
in Portuguese vibrar…
in Thai สั่น…
in German vibrieren…
in Catalan vibrar…
in Japanese ~が振動する, ~を振動させる…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)震动, (使)颤动, (使)抖动…
in Indonesian bergetar…
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