There are 2 translations of shake in Spanish:

shake1

Pronunciation: /ʃeɪk/

vt (past tense of/pasado de shook past participle of/participio pasado de, shaken)

  • 1 1.1 (cause to move, agitate) [bottle/cocktail] agitar; [person] sacudir, zarandear; [building/foundations] sacudir, hacer* temblar; [dice] agitar, revolver* (Latin America/América Latina) shake well before use agítese bien antes de usar the dog shook himself energetically el perro se sacudió con fuerza she shook herself free from him se liberó de él de una sacudidato shake sth off/from sth we shook the fruit from the branch sacudimos la rama para que cayese la fruta I shook the dust off o from my coat me sacudí el polvo del abrigoto shake sth out of sth he shook the beads out of the bag onto the table sacudió la bolsa para que las cuentas cayeran a la mesa she shook the sand out of the towel sacudió la toalla para quitarle la arena I shook the creases out of my shirt sacuda la camisa para quitarle las arrugas to shake hands darse* la mano, darse* un apretón de manos to shake hands with sb darle* or estrecharle la mano a algn to shake sb's hand, to shake sb by the hand darle* or estrecharle la mano a algn, darle* un apretón de manos a algn he shook me warmly by the hand me dio un caluroso apretón de manos to shake hands on a deal cerrar* un trato con un apretón de manos to shake one's head decir* que no or negar* con la cabeza
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    • From the courtyard, the explosion of a grenade shook the house.
    • On the bridge, the explosion nearly shook everyone to the deck.
    • The explosion shook the fortress and hurled her to the floor.
    1.2 (brandish) [sword/stick] agitar, blandir to shake one's fist at sb amenazar* a algn con el puño
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    • I turned before I left and shook my fist threateningly at him, then slammed his door.
    • Governments that desire otherwise can only shake their fist in anger.
    • Glen shook his fist in mock anger, and was answered by another stuck-out-tongue.
  • 2 2.1 (undermine, impair) [courage/nerve] hacer* flaquear; [faith] debilitar the scandal has shaken the financial world el escándalo ha conmocionado al mundo de las finanzas 2.2 (shock, surprise) [person] impresionar, afectar she was badly shaken by the news of his death la noticia de su muerte la impresionó or la afectó muchísimo to shake sb rigid [colloquial/familiar] dejar a algn helado [colloquial/familiar] he needs to be shaken out of his apathy necesita un revulsivo que lo saque de su apatía
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    • The town was shocked and shaken by a very horrible tragedy.
    • For the next two nights, Kimmel was visibly shaken and uncomfortable.
    • A publicist arrives to announce Drew is visibly shaken.
  • 3shake off

vi (past tense of/pasado de shook past participle of/participio pasado de, shaken)

  • 1 (move, tremble) [earth] temblar*; [hand/voice] temblar* the branches shook in the wind las ramas se agitaban con el viento he was shaking with laughter se sacudía de la risa he was shaking with fear/cold/rage estaba temblando de miedo/frío/rabia her voice shook slightly le temblaba ligeramente la voz
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    • The entire area shook from the attack, and I was sure Logan was cursing at me.
    • The whole area shook as pieces of the ceiling began to rain down on them.
    • Morgan braced himself as the process began; the whole room shook as the generators began churning out an unearthly hum.
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    • Tears spilt from gray eyes as Suki's body shook with uncontrolled emotion.
    • Her whole body shook with emotion as she strode blindly along some path.
    • Chance watched her for a few moments, her body shaking with emotion.
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    • I sit up in my bunk and swing my legs over the side, shaking my foot violently.
    • She grabbed at her stomach as forced laughter shook her sides.
    • And then the car flipped over tossing them into the side of something and shaking them about violently.
  • 2 (shake hands) [colloquial/familiar] let's shake on it ¡choca esos cinco! [colloquial/familiar], ¡chócala(s)! [colloquial/familiar] they shook on it sellaron el acuerdo con un apretón de manos
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    • She tried in vain to break the restraints or shake off the helmet.
    • But I could never shake off the loneliness that comes from being different from the majority.
    • He could never shake off his image as a somewhat effete elitist from America's prosperous northeast.

Phrasal verbs

shake down

[colloquial/familiar]
verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 (settle in) to shake down in a job/town acostumbrarse or hacerse* a un trabajo/una ciudad 1.2 (live temporarily) quedarse 1.1verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio (American English/inglés norteamericano) 2.1 (extort money) they shook me down for a couple of hundred dollars me sacaron or [colloquial/familiar] me hicieron largar doscientos dólares 2.2 (search) [person] cachear, registrar; [building] registrar 2.3 (put through trials) [ship/plane] probar*

shake off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[pursuer/reporter] deshacerse* or zafarse de, quitarse or [colloquial/familiar] sacudirse de encima; [habit] quitarse; [cold] quitarse de encima she couldn't shake off her depression no podía salir de su depresión

shake out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 [cloth/mat/bag] sacudir 1.2 [contents] she seized the bag and shook out several coins agarró la bolsa, la sacudió y salieron varias monedas

shake up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 [liquid] agitar 1.2 [cushion/pillow] sacudir 1.1 [colloquial/familiar] [industry/personnel] reorganizar* totalmente he'll shake the team up le va a dar una buena sacudida al equipo [colloquial/familiar] your ideas need shaking up! ¡tienes que aclarar tus ideas! 1.2 (disturb, shock) [colloquial/familiar] she was shaken up by the news la noticia la impresionó or la afectó mucho is he hurt? — no, just a bit shaken up ¿se ha hecho daño? — no, se ha llevado un susto (y está un poco alterado)

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Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.

There are 2 translations of shake in Spanish:

shake2

n

  • 1 (act) sacudida (f); (violent) sacudida (m) violenta, sacudón (m) (Latin America/América Latina) I gave the dice a good shake les di una buena sacudida a los dados he gave my hand a firm shake me dio un fuerte apretón de manos he replied with a shake of the head contestó negando con la cabeza in two shakes (of a lamb's tail), in a couple o brace of shakes [colloquial/familiar] en un periquete or en un santiamén or en una patada [colloquial/familiar] to be no great shakes [colloquial/familiar] no ser* gran cosa [colloquial/familiar], no ser* nada del otro mundo or nada del otro jueves [colloquial/familiar] so far he has proved no great shakes as a leader hasta el momento no ha demostrado ser gran cosa como líder [colloquial/familiar], hasta el momento no ha demostrado ser nada del otro mundo or nada del otro jueves como líder [colloquial/familiar]
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    • Camera shake is one of the most common flaws in any video production and yet it can easily be reduced.
    • The walls seemed to stretch and reach forever, but the young man just dispelled the image with a shake of his head.
    • He gave a single shake of his head and knit his brow.
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    • Whatever he had planned for him today, he doubted that the shakes and a cold sweat would go over well.
    • The steroid in the cocktail had the side effect of the shakes along with keeping his lungs alive.
    • By some small miracle, his leg had gone undamaged, but he had since contracted a severe case of the shakes.
  • 2
    (milk shake)
    (American English/inglés norteamericano) batido (m), (leche (f)) malteada (f) (Latin America/América Latina) , licuado (masculine) con leche (Latin America/América Latina) , merengada (feminine) (Venezuela)
  • 3
    (shakes plural)
    (trembling) [colloquial/familiar] to have the shakes estar* temblequeando [colloquial/familiar] he got the shakes le dio or le entró la tembladera or el tembleque or (Mexico/México) la temblorina [colloquial/familiar]
  • 4 (deal, treatment) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] (no plural/sin plural) a fair shake un trato justo
  • 5 [Building/Construcción] listón (masculine)
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    • On the exterior, they replaced the fiberglass wall shingles with stained cedar shakes and put in oversized, divided-light windows.
    • The shingles are wooden shakes that, apart from the new sections, are greyed from the elements and the outside paintjob is a cream colour with green trim.
    • The neat frame building bore a skin of immaculate white clapboard, the tall, pyramidal steeple above the front door shingled with new cedar shakes.

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Word of the day incansable
adj
tireless …
Cultural fact of the day

Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.