shake

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noun
ADJECTIVE
good, vigorous

Give the tablecloth a good shake before putting it away.

firm
violent
gentle, little, slight, small
quick
mental

He gave himself a mental shake and got down to work.

VERB + SHAKE
give sb/sth
PREPOSITION
with a shake
shake of
PHRASES
a shake of your/the head
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verb
1 tremble
ADVERB
badly, furiously, terribly, uncontrollably, violently

Her hands were shaking so badly that she couldn't hold her glass.

a little, slightly, etc.
almost, practically

He was almost shaking with the intensity of what he was saying.

Roxy was practically shaking with anger.

literally, physically

I was numb with dread. I was literally shaking.

visibly
nervously

My hands started shaking nervously.

PREPOSITION
from

My body was shaking from the cold.

with

She was shaking with anger/fury/rage.

to shake with fear/laughter/sobs

PHRASES
be shaking all over, be shaking from head to toe

He was crying and shaking all over.

be shaking in your boots (= be frightened), be shaking like a leaf
find yourself shaking

I found myself shaking uncontrollably with cold.

start shaking

I started shaking with fear.

stop shaking

I just couldn't stop shaking.

2 move sb/sth from side to side, etc.
ADVERB
hard, roughly, vigorously, violently

He shook the blankets vigorously to get rid of the dust.

She must have shaken the baby very violently to inflict such severe injuries.

gently, lightly, slightly
well

Shake well before use.

(instructions on a bottle of medicine, etc.)
suddenly
PREPOSITION
by

He shook her gently by the shoulders.

3 your head
ADVERB
decisively, emphatically, firmly
fiercely, furiously, vehemently, vigorously, violently, wildly
a little, gently, lightly, slightly
quickly
slowly
dismissively, impatiently
despairingly, desperately, helplessly, miserably, mournfully, regretfully, ruefully, sadly, sorrowfully
wearily
disbelievingly, doubtfully
just, merely, only, simply

He merely shook his head.

silently
from side to side
PREPOSITION
at

He shook his head at her disbelievingly.

in

She shook her head in disbelief.

4 sb's hand
ADVERB
firmly, vigorously
warmly
PHRASES
shake sb by the hand

Our host shook each of us warmly by the hand.

Shake is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑arm, ↑body, ↑door, ↑earth, ↑earthquake, ↑explosion, ↑hand, ↑knee, ↑leg, ↑shoulder, ↑sob, ↑thunder, ↑tremor, ↑voice
Shake is used with these nouns as the object: ↑belief, ↑confidence, ↑conviction, ↑curl, ↑dice, ↑dirt, ↑dust, ↑faith, ↑feeling, ↑fist, ↑foundation, ↑ground, ↑hand, ↑head, ↑hip, ↑mane, ↑world

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