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English definition of “shake”

shake

verb [T] (MAKE WEAKER)    /ʃeɪk/ (shook, shaken)
to make something less certain, firm, or strong: What has happened has shaken the foundations of her belief. After six defeats in a row, the team's confidence has been badly shaken. This discovery may shake (up) traditional theories on how mountains are formed.Becoming and making less strong
(Definition of shake verb (MAKE WEAKER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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