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shake British & World English

(Of a structure or area of land) tremble or vibrate

shake English Thesaurus

the whole building seemed to shake

shake on British & World English

Confirm (an agreement) by shaking hands

shake-out British & World English

An upheaval in or radical reorganization of a business, market, or organization, typically involving streamlining and redundancies

shake-up British & World English

A radical reorganization

shake-up English Thesaurus

the company's boardroom shake-up followed a £365m pre-tax loss

shake in quake English Thesaurus

the ground quaked as they walked on it

shake in quiver English Thesaurus

I sat quivering with terror until dawn

shake in shake English Thesaurus

the whole building seemed to shake

shake in shiver1 English Thesaurus

she was shivering with fear

shake in tremble English Thesaurus

Joe's face was pale and his hands were trembling

shake-out New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

shake-up New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

shake hands British & World English

Clasp someone’s right hand in one’s own at meeting or parting, in reconciliation or congratulation, or as a sign of agreement

shake down British & World English

Become established in a new place or situation; settle down

shake hole British & World English

Another term for sinkhole.

shake a leg British & World English

Make a start; rouse oneself

shake one's booty British & World English

Dance energetically

shake one's fist British & World English

Gesture angrily with one’s clenched fist

get a fair shake British & World English

Get (or give someone) just treatment or a fair chance

shake one's head British & World English

Turn one’s head from side to side in order to indicate refusal, denial, disapproval, or incredulity

shake someone down British & World English

Extort money from someone

shake someone off British & World English

Manage to evade or outmanoeuvre someone who is following or pestering one

shake someone up British & World English

Rouse someone from lethargy, apathy, or complacency

shake something up British & World English

Mix ingredients by shaking

shake like a leaf British & World English

(Of a person) tremble greatly, especially from fear

shake something off British & World English

Successfully deal with or recover from

shake something out British & World English

Get rid of or abandon an attitude or practice

shake in one's shoes British & World English

Tremble with apprehension

shake on in shake British & World English

Confirm (an agreement) by shaking hands

shake the dust off one's feet British & World English

Leave indignantly or disdainfully

shake down in shake British & World English

Become established in a new place or situation; settle down

shake hands in shake British & World English

Clasp someone’s right hand in one’s own at meeting or parting, in reconciliation or congratulation, or as a sign of agreement

money tree British & World English

A source of easily obtained or unlimited money

shake a leg in shake British & World English

Make a start; rouse oneself

shake someone up in shake British & World English

Rouse someone from lethargy, apathy, or complacency

shake something up in shake British & World English

Mix ingredients by shaking

more —— than one can shake a stick at British & World English

Used to emphasize the largeness of an amount

shake one's fist in fist British & World English

Gesture angrily with one’s clenched fist

shake one's head in shake British & World English

Turn one’s head from side to side in order to indicate refusal, denial, disapproval, or incredulity

shake someone down in shake British & World English

Extort money from someone

shake someone off in shake British & World English

Manage to evade or outmanoeuvre someone who is following or pestering one

shake something off in shake British & World English

Successfully deal with or recover from

shake something out in shake British & World English

Get rid of or abandon an attitude or practice

shakedown British & World English

another term for shake-up.

shake like a leaf in leaf British & World English

(Of a person) tremble greatly, especially from fear

get a fair shake in shake British & World English

Get (or give someone) just treatment or a fair chance


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