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shake

Pronunciation: /ʃeɪk/

Translation of shake in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد (past tense/زمن الماضي shook) (past participle/اسم المفعول shaken)

  • 1 هَزَّ (stem vowel = u) (I) [a duster] [branch]; رَجَّ (stem vowel = u) (I) [a bottle] shake the pepper over the food هُزَّ الفُلْفُلَ فوق الطَعامِ ‘shake before use’ ’يُرَجُّ قبل الاسْتِخْدامِ‘
  • 2 (with people) هَزَّ (stem vowel = u) (I) [a person] I shook him to wake him up هَزَزْتُهُ لِأوقِظَهُ to shake hands with sb, to shake sb's hand صافَحَ شَخْصاً to shake hands on the deal أَعْطى مُوافَقَتَهُ على الاتِّفاقِ to shake one's fist رَفَعَ قَبْضَتَهُ في تَحَدٍّ to shake one's head هَزَّ رَأْسَهُ بالرَفْضِ
  • 3 [earthquakes] [explosions] هَزَّ (stem vowel = u) (I) [a building] [town]
  • 4 (to shock) صَدَمَ (I) (stem vowel = i), هَزَّ (I) (stem vowel = u) [the nation] [a person] the earthquake shook my faith هَزَّ الزِلْزالُ إيماني
  • 5 (American English/الإنكليزية الأمريكية) (to get rid of) shake off

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد (past tense/زمن الماضي shook) (past participle/اسم المفعول shaken)

  • 1 (to tremble) [a person] [sb's hand] ارْتَعَشَ (VIII), ارْتَجَفَ (VIII); [a building] اهْتَزَّ (VIII) she was shaking with fear/cold كانَتْ تَرْتَجِفُ من الخَوْفِ \ البَرْدِ the ground shook violently كانَت الأَرْضُ تَهْتَزُّ بِعُنْفٍ
  • 2 (to shake hands) تَصافَحَ (VI) they shook on it أَعْطوا مُوافَقَتَهُمْ عَلَيْهِ

reflexive verb/فعل انعكاسي

  • (past tense/زمن الماضي shook)
    (past participle/اسم المفعول shaken)
    to shake oneself هَزَّ نَفْسَهُ

noun/اسم

  • 1to give sth a shake نَفَّضَ شَيْئاً [cloth] [duster] رَجَّ شَيْئاً [a bottle] [medicine] with a shake of one's head وَهُوَ يَهُزُّ رَأْسَهُ بالنَفْيِ
  • 2
    (also milkshake)
    حَليب مَخْفوق

Idioms

to be no great shakes

[informal/غير رسمي], كانَ مُتَواضِعَ المُسْتَوى

Phrasal verbs

shake about

shake around

shake around

[planes] [cars] اهْتَزَّ (VIII)
shake [sb/sth] around هَزَّ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] بِعُنْفٍ [a passenger] [package] [laptop]

shake off

shake [sb/sth] offshake off [sb/sth] نَفَّضَ [شَيْئاً] [dust] [dirt] 1.1 (to get rid of) شُفِيَ \ تَعافى من [شَيْءٍ] [a cough] [cold] 1.2 [informal/غير رسمي], (to escape from) هَرَبَ من [شَخْصٍ \ شَيْءٍ] [a pursuer]

shake out

shake [sth] outshake out [sth] نَفَّضَ [شَيْئاً] [the tablecloth] [rug] 1.1 رَشَّ [شَيْئاً] [some flour] [the seeds]
shake [sb] out of sth [a depressive] ساعَدَ [شَخْصاً] على التَخَلُّصِ من شَيْءٍ

shake up

shake up [sth]shake [sth] up رَجَّ [شَيْئاً] [a bottle] [mixture]
shake [sb/sth] upshake up [sb/sth] (to jolt) هَزَّ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] بِقوّةٍ [a passenger] [package] 1.1 (to reorganize) أَعادَ تَنْظيمَ [شَيْءٍ] [a company] [department]

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