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Synonyms for shake

Synonyms for shake

to cause to move to and fro with short, jerky movements


to move to and fro in short, jerky movements

to cause to move to and fro violently

to move to and fro violently

to alter the settled state or position of

to free from or cast out something objectionable or undesirable

to get away from (a pursuer)

to deprive of courage or the power to act as a result of fear, anxiety, or disgust

shake down: to obtain by coercion or intimidation

shake down: to make a thorough search of

shake down: to examine the person or personal effects of in order to find something lost or concealed

shake off: to free from or cast out something objectionable or undesirable

shake off: to get away from (a pursuer)

a nervous shaking of the body

a shaking of the earth

a state of nervous restlessness or agitation

Synonyms for shake

building material used as siding or roofing


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frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream

a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it


grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)

causing to move repeatedly from side to side


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move with or as if with a tremor

move back and forth or sideways

undermine or cause to waver

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bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking

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shake (a body part) to communicate a greeting, feeling, or cognitive state

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Results showed that the act of shaking hands was as important when people interacted virtually through the robot as when they met face-toface.
Other women believe that shaking hands between men and women is totally forbidden in or outside of Yemen.
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People waiting on the pavements on Sunday gave Mr Bush a rapturous welcome, shaking hands with him, grabbing him by the arms and wrists, reaching out to embrace him and even ruffling his hair.
I played football for many years and if somebody had kicked me in the face I wouldn't have been shaking hands with them.
How you get there is down to you but I do believe in the etiquette of shaking hands after the game regardless of who you play against.
And as for this fuss about Wenger and Mourinho not shaking hands, who the hell cares whether they shake hands or share a tender, lingering kiss at the end of the game?
After shaking hands, the gesture of placing the right hand to the heart is a greeting with respect or sincerity.
Even something like shaking hands with a person of the opposite sex is viewed negatively by some Arabs (mostly extremists) unless body language implies otherwise.
Kennedy shaking hands with a young Bill Clinton in Washington, some 30 years before Clinton followed his political idol's footsteps to become president in 1992.
Instructed to be mute, the group mingles shaking hands with those they meet.
4) Have I, in the Past Y-1 sent to publications photos of people shaking hands and receiving awards when those publications would never print such photos?
A photo of Jimmie Johnson, OSRAM SYLVANIA, shaking hands with Jimmie Johnson, #48 and driver for Lowe's, is Available On Business Wire's Web Site and AP PhotoExpress.
Erdoy-an got on the stage with Barzani and greeted the huge crowd together by shaking hands.
There are difficulties - Sinn Fein is a republican party, it's a party that has no votes to garner as a result of Martin McGuinness shaking hands with the Queen.