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Pronunciation: /ʃeɪk/

Translation of shake in German:


  • Schütteln, das give sb/sth a shake jmdn./etw. schütteln

v.t. (shook /ʃʊk/, shaken /ˈʃeɪkn/)

  • 1 (move violently) schütteln shake one's fist/a stick at sb jmdm. mit der Faust/einem Stock drohen shake hands sich (Dat.) die Hand geben
  • 2 (cause to tremble) erschüttern [Gebäude usw.] shake one's head den Kopf schütteln

v.i. (shook, shaken)

Phrasal verbs

shake ˈoff

v.t. abschütteln

shake ˈup

v.t. (upset, shock) einen Schrecken einjagen (+ Dat.) 1.1 (reorganize) umkrempeln [ugs.]

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