"quakes" in the noun sense
1. earthquake, quake, temblor, seism
shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane or from volcanic activity
"quakes" in the verb sense
1. quiver, quake, palpitate
shake with fast, tremulous movements
"His nostrils palpitated"
2. tremor, quake
shake with seismic vibrations
"The earth was quaking"
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