Sinónimos de shake en inglés:



  • 1 the whole building seemed to shake
  • 2 I was shaking with fear
  • 3 she stood in the hall and shook her umbrella I shook the sauce bottle
    jiggle, joggle, wave from side to side; agitate
    informal waggle
  • 4 he shook his stick at the old man
  • 5 it was the crazed look in his eyes that really shook her
    [Antónimos] soothe reassure
  • 6 the escalation in costs is certain to shake the confidence of private investors
    weaken, undermine, damage, impair, harm, hurt, injure, have a bad effect on; reduce, diminish, decrease, lessen
    [Antónimos] strengthen
  • Frases

    shake a leg

    informal hurry upget a move onbe quickspeed up informalget crackingget movingmake it snappystep on itstep on the gasrattle one's dagsBritish informalget one's skates onstir one's stumpsNorth American informalget a wiggle onSouth African informalput foot datedmake haste

    shake someone off

    Manville thought he had shaken off his pursuerget away fromescapeeludegive someone the slipleave behindthrow offthrow off the scentdodgeloseget rid ofrid oneself ofoutdistanceoutstripBritish informalget shot of

    shake something off

    he has shaken off his back trouble Simon has finally shaken off her pernicious influencerecover fromget overget better afterget rid offree oneself fromloseBritish informalget shot ofsee the back ofNorth American informalshuck off

    shake someone/something up

  • 1 the accident really shook him up See sense 5 of the verb
  • 2 he presented plans to shake up the legal profession
    reorganize, restructure, revolutionize, alter dramatically, make far-reaching changes in, transform, reform, overhaul, update; reshuffle
  • 3 I hired you because I thought you might shake the place up a bit
    put some life into, enliven, put some spark into, liven up, stir up, rouse, get going
  • sustantivo

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  • 1 she removed his wet coat and gave it a shake
  • 2 a shake of his thick forefinger
  • 3 (the shakes) I had a bad case of the shakes I wouldn't go in there, it gives me the shakes
    a fit of trembling, delirium tremens, tremors; the horrors
    informal the DTs, the jitters, the willies, the heebie-jeebies, the jim-jams, the jumps, the yips
    Australian rhyming slang Joe Blakes
  • 4 informal police switchboards were flooded with requests for information on the shake
    earthquake, earth tremor, aftershock, convulsion
    informal quake
    North American informal tremblor
  • Frases

    in two shakes (of a lamb's tail)

    informal I'll be back in two shakesin a momentin a secondin a flashin a minuteshortlyany minuteany minute nowin a short time(very) soonin an instantin the twinkling of an eyein (less than) no timein no time at allbefore you know itbefore longNorth Americanmomentarily informalin a jiffybefore you can say Jack Robinsonin the blink of an eyein a blinkin the wink of an eyein a winkbefore you can say knifeBritish informalin a tickin two ticksin a moNorth American informalin a snap

    no great shakes

    informal it's no great shakes as a piece of cinema
    [Antónimos] exceptional
    not very goodundistinguishedunmemorableforgettableunexceptionaluninspireduninspiringuninterestingindifferentunimpressivelacklustre informalnothing to write home aboutnothing to get excited aboutnothing specialnot up to muchNew Zealand informalhalf-pie

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    shake, tremble, shiver, quiver, quake
    Shake is the most general term ( buildings shook in Sacramento): the others denote shaking of various degrees of intensity, and when used of a person, indicate more often than shake that it results from weakness or emotion. Shake and quiver are the only ones that can be used transitively ( a severe earthquake shook the area).To tremble is to shake uncontrollably with slight, rapidly repeated movements. Trembling is especially associated with fear or weakness ( the boy spoke cockily, but his voice trembled | she held the letter with trembling hands).Shiver denotes a similar slight and uncontrollable shaking, but, unlike tremble, it can be used only of bodies and other physical objects, not, for example, of voices ( the spectators shivered and drew their coats firmly about them). Shivering is most commonly caused by cold or horror ( Katherine shivered and drew her coat more tightly round her | she shivered at the threat in his quiet voice).To quiver is to move lightly and rapidly and often results from strong emotion ( Anthea's eyelids quivered | ‘Don't you love me any more?’ I asked, quivering my bottom lip).To quake is to shake violently ( the rumbling vibrations set the whole valley quaking). Applied to people, quake indicates extreme fear and is typically used figuratively ( those words should have them quaking in their boots).

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