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 for shake
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shake \Shake\,
     obs. p. p. of Shake. --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shook;+p.+p.+Shaken,+({Shook">Shake \Shake\, v. t. [imp. Shook; p. p. Shaken, ({Shook,
     obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Shaking.] [OE. shaken, schaken, AS.
     scacan, sceacan; akin to Icel. & Sw. skaka, OS. skakan, to
     depart, to flee. [root]161. Cf. Shock, v.]
     1. To cause to move with quick or violent vibrations; to move
        rapidly one way and the other; to make to tremble or
        shiver; to agitate.
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              As a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is
              shaken of a mighty wind.              --Rev. vi. 13.
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              Ascend my chariot; guide the rapid wheels
              That shake heaven's basis.            --Milton.
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     2. Fig.: To move from firmness; to weaken the stability of;
        to cause to waver; to impair the resolution of.
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              When his doctrines grew too strong to be shook by
              his enemies, they persecuted his reputation.
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              Thy equal fear that my firm faith and love
              Can by his fraud be shaken or seduced. --Milton.
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     3. (Mus.) To give a tremulous tone to; to trill; as, to shake
        a note in music.
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     4. To move or remove by agitating; to throw off by a jolting
        or vibrating motion; to rid one's self of; -- generally
        with an adverb, as off, out, etc.; as, to shake fruit down
        from a tree.
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              Shake off the golden slumber of repose. --Shak.
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              'Tis our fast intent
              To shake all cares and business from our age.
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              I could scarcely shake him out of my company.
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     To shake a cask (Naut.), to knock a cask to pieces and pack
        the staves.
     To shake hands, to perform the customary act of civility by
        clasping and moving hands, as an expression of greeting,
        farewell, good will, agreement, etc.
     To shake out a reef (Naut.), to untile the reef points and
        spread more canvas.
     To shake the bells. See under Bell.
     To shake the sails (Naut.), to luff up in the wind, causing
        the sails to shiver. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shake \Shake\, v. i.
     To be agitated with a waving or vibratory motion; to tremble;
     to shiver; to quake; to totter.
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           Under his burning wheels
           The steadfast empyrean shook throughout,
           All but the throne itself of God.        --Milton.
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           What danger? Who 's that that shakes behind there?
                                                    --Beau. & Fl.
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     Shaking piece, a name given by butchers to the piece of
        beef cut from the under side of the neck. See Illust. of
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shake \Shake\, n.
     1. The act or result of shaking; a vacillating or wavering
        motion; a rapid motion one way and other; a trembling,
        quaking, or shivering; agitation.
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              The great soldier's honor was composed
              Of thicker stuff, which could endure a shake.
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              Our salutations were very hearty on both sides,
              consisting of many kind shakes of the hand.
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     2. A fissure or crack in timber, caused by its being dried
        too suddenly. --Gwilt.
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     3. A fissure in rock or earth.
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     4. (Mus.) A rapid alternation of a principal tone with
        another represented on the next degree of the staff above
        or below it; a trill.
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     5. (Naut.) One of the staves of a hogshead or barrel taken
        apart. --Totten.
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     6. A shook of staves and headings. --Knight.
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     7. (Zool.) The redshank; -- so called from the nodding of its
        head while on the ground. [Prov. Eng.]
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     No great shakes, of no great importance. [Slang] --Byron.
     The shakes, the fever and ague. [Colloq. U.S.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: building material used as siding or roofing [syn:
           shingle, shake]
      2: frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice
         cream [syn: milkshake, milk shake, shake]
      3: a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone
         above it [syn: trill, shake]
      4: grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an
         introduction or to agree on a contract) [syn: handshake,
         shake, handshaking, handclasp]
      5: a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement [syn:
         tremble, shiver, shake]
      6: causing to move repeatedly from side to side [syn: wag,
         waggle, shake]
      v 1: move or cause to move back and forth; "The chemist shook
           the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking" [syn:
           shake, agitate]
      2: move with or as if with a tremor; "his hands shook" [syn:
         shake, didder]
      3: shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively; "The old engine was
         juddering" [syn: judder, shake]
      4: move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking"; "the
         tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her
         feet" [syn: rock, sway, shake]
      5: undermine or cause to waver; "my faith has been shaken"; "The
         bad news shook her hopes"
      6: stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories
         shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country" [syn:
         stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir]
      7: get rid of; "I couldn't shake the car that was following me"
         [syn: shake, shake off, throw off, escape from]
      8: bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking; "He
         was shaken from his dreams"; "shake the salt out of the salt
      9: 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!"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  599 Moby Thesaurus words for "shake":
     Bebung, abandon, abate, accost, address, affright, age, agitate,
     agitating, agitation, alarm, alcoholic drink, all-overs, anthem,
     aphonia, appall, artificial voice, assault, attenuate, avoid, awe,
     ballad, be cold, beam, bear, bear upon, beat, beat up, beating,
     beg, beverage, bid good day, bid good morning, billet, blackmail,
     blunt, board, boarding, bob, bobble, boost, bother, bounce, bow to,
     bowl down, bowl over, brandish, break in, break the habit, breath,
     breathing, brick, broken speech, broken tones, broken voice,
     brush off, buck, bull, bulldoze, bump, bump against, bunt, butt,
     butt against, careen, carol, chant, chatter, cheat the undertaker,
     childish treble, chill, chirp, chirrup, choir, choked voice,
     chorus, churn, churn up, circumvent, clapboard, clog, coggle, comb,
     concuss, condition, confound, confuse, convulse, cord, cordwood,
     coup, cower, crack, cracked voice, cram, cramp, cripple, croak,
     croon, crow, crowd, crush, curdle the blood, curtsy, damage, damp,
     dampen, dance, dangle, dash, daunt, deaden, deal, debilitate,
     debug, decline, delirium tremens, demoralize, descant, deter,
     devitalize, didder, dig, disaffect, disappoint, disarrange,
     discard, discombobulate, discomfit, discompose, disconcert,
     discontinue, discourage, disenchant, dishearten, dislodge,
     disorder, display, disquiet, distress, disturb, ditch, dither,
     do-re-mi, dodder, double, drawl, driftwood, drink, drinkable,
     drive, drop, dull, dysarthria, dyslalia, dyslogia, dysphasia,
     dysphonia, dysphrasia, elbow, electrify, elude, enervate, enfeeble,
     escape, evade, eviscerate, exchange greetings, excite, exhaust,
     exhibit, extenuate, face, fade, fail, falsetto, falter, faze,
     ferment, fidget, firewood, flap, flash, flaunt, flicker, flip out,
     flit, flitter, float, flop, flourish, fluctuate, flurry, fluster,
     flutter, fly, foot, force, fox-trot, freak out on, freeze,
     freeze to death, fret, fright, frighten, frosted, frosted shake,
     funk, get along, get around, get away from, get high on, get on,
     get out of, get rid of, get to, give up, glass, glaze, glow,
     go pitapat, goad, greet, grimace, grind, grow cold, grow old,
     gruel, gyrate, gyration, hail, half a jiffy, half a mo,
     half a second, half a shake, halt, hardwood, harm, harshness,
     have a chill, have an ague, have goose pimples, have the fidgets,
     have the shakes, hawking voice, heave, hiss, hoarseness, hold up,
     hoof, hop, horrify, horripilate, hum, hurtle, hustle, hymn,
     idioglossia, idiolalia, impair, impairment of speech, instant,
     intonate, intone, jab, jactitate, jam, jar, jarring, jerk, jiff,
     jiffy, jig, jigget, jiggle, jimjams, jog, joggle, jolt, jolting,
     jostle, jounce, jump, jumps, kick, kiss, kiss hands, knock down,
     lath, lathing, lathwork, lay low, leave off, librate, lift the hat,
     lilt, limp, liquid, liquor, lisp, lisping, log, look all over,
     look everywhere, lose, lose heat, loss of voice, lumber, lurch,
     make one tremble, malt, microsecond, millisecond, mince, minstrel,
     minute, mitigate, mix up, moment, muzzy speech, nasal tone,
     nasalization, nod to, nudge, nutate, oscillate, outwit, overawe,
     overcome, paddle, palpitate, palpitation, panelboard, paneling,
     panelwork, pant, paper, parade, pendulate, perish with cold,
     perplex, perturb, perturbate, pile drive, pipe, pitapat, pitch,
     pitter-patter, plank, planking, plyboard, plywood, poke, pole, pop,
     post, potable, potation, prance, press, prod, prostrate, prove,
     psalm, psych out, pull the forelock, pulsate, pump, punch,
     puncheon, push, puzzle, quail, quake, quaker, quaking, quaver,
     quiver, quivering, raise apprehensions, rake, ram, ram down,
     ransack, rattle, reduce, reel, resonate, revet, rictus, rifle,
     rile, ripple, rock, roil, roll, roughen, roulade, ruffle, rummage,
     rumple, run, run against, salute, sap, say hello, scare, scour,
     search high heaven, sec, second, serenade, shake all over,
     shake down, shake hands, shake off, shake up, shaking, sheathe,
     sheathing, sheathing board, sheeting, shimmy, shingle, shiver,
     shivering, shivers, shock, shoulder, shove, show off, shrivel,
     shudder, shuddering, shuffle, shuffle out of, sibilation,
     sideboard, siding, sing, sing in chorus, sink, skip, skirt, slab,
     slat, slate, slip, soda, soda pop, soda water, soft drink,
     soften up, softwood, sol-fa, solmizate, speech defect,
     speech impediment, splat, split second, splutter, spook, sputter,
     squeeze, squirm, stagger, startle, stave, stick, stick of wood,
     stir, stir up, stirring up, stone, stop, stovewood, stress, stroke,
     stun, swag, sway, swear off, swell, swell with emotion, swing,
     swirl, take aback, talk incoherently, tamp, tap-dance, teeter,
     temblor, test, thatch, the shakes, threaten, three-by-four, thrill,
     thrill to, throb, throw off, thrust, tic, tick, tile, timber,
     timbering, timberwork, tingle, tingle with excitement, tonic, toss,
     toss and turn, totter, touch the hat, tremble, trembling,
     tremolando, tremolant, tremolo, tremor, tremors, trice, trill,
     trillet, trilleto, trillo, trip, troll, trouble, tumble, turn gray,
     turn inside out, turn on to, turn upside down, turn white, twang,
     tweedle, tweedledee, twink, twinkle, twinkling, twist and turn,
     twit, twitch, twitter, two shakes, two-by-four, unbrace, uncover,
     undermine, undo, undulate, unman, unnerve, unsettle, unstrengthen,
     unstring, upset, vacillate, vaunt, veneer, vibrate, vibrato,
     vocalize, wag, waggle, wall in, wall up, wallpaper, waltz, wane,
     warble, waste away, wave, waver, wavering, weaken, weatherboard,
     whip, whip up, whisk, whistle, wield, wiggle, wigwag, willies,
     wink, wither, wizen, wobble, wobbling, wood, work up, worry,
     wriggle, wrinkle, writhe, yodel

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