"shakes" in the noun sense
1. shingle, shake
building material used as siding or roofing
2. milkshake, milk shake, shake
frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
3. trill, shake
a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it
4. handshake, shake, handshaking, handclasp
grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)
5. tremble, shiver, shake
a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement
6. wag, waggle, shake
causing to move repeatedly from side to side
"shakes" in the verb sense
1. shake, agitate
move or cause to move back and forth
"The chemist shook the flask vigorously"
"My hands were shaking"
2. shake, didder
move with or as if with a tremor
"his hands shook"
3. judder, shake
shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively
"The old engine was juddering"
4. rock, sway, shake
move back and forth or sideways
"the ship was rocking"
"the tall building swayed"
"She rocked back and forth on her feet"
undermine or cause to waver
"my faith has been shaken"
"The bad news shook her hopes"
6. stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir
stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
"These stories shook the community"
"the civil war shook the country"
7. shake, shake off, throw off, escape from
get rid of
"I couldn't shake the car that was following me"
bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking
"He was shaken from his dreams"
"shake the salt out of the salt shaker"
shake (a body part) to communicate a greeting, feeling, or cognitive state
"shake one's head"
"She shook her finger at the naughty students"
"The old enemies shook hands"
"Don't shake your fist at me!"
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