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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.
Tomorrow the players from Liverpool and United will be shaking hands for no one else but the sake of the Hillsborough families, and they should see that and rise above anything else that may stop them from doing so.
Footballers do it because they are told to but watch the disinterested faces as they file past each other shaking hands as if they were slapping a dead herring and you do wonder about its purpose.
Other women believe that shaking hands between men and women is totally forbidden in or outside of Yemen.
Ancelotti said: "I think that shaking hands is a normal thing.
I usually don't always like shaking hands because I don't like germs, and I know that the handshake is one of the fastest ways to move them along.
MY friend and I had the pleasure of shaking hands with both Charlton Heston and his wife Lydia.
ENI -- Religious leaders in Uganda are backing government efforts in fighting Ebola by discouraging followers from shaking hands or embracing during greeting.
The Albanian media - and international websites - are buzzing with a video showing Bush's wristwatch apparently disappearing while he was shaking hands with people in Fushe Kruje, 15 miles north of Tirana.
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.