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quake

verb [I]
 
 
/kweɪk/
to shake because you are frightenedShaking, swinging and vibratingAfraid
Translations of “quake”
in Korean (놀라 몸을)떨다…
in Arabic يَرتَعِش…
in French trembler…
in Turkish korkudan zangır zangır/tir tir titremek…
in Italian tremare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 顫抖,哆嗦…
in Russian трястись, дрожать…
in Polish drżeć…
in Spanish temblar, estremecerse…
in Portuguese tremer…
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…
(Definition of quake verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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