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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
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"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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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