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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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The Edwardses were found guilty last May of extortion for shaking down riverboat gambling operators, and Fowler pled guilty in November to taking almost $1 million in kickbacks on voting machine contracts--largely to support his gambling habit.
And who was surprised when Yale University joined the next wave of shaking down politically incorrect companies with deep pockets?
Clinton laundered through Hillary's pork bellies account, to shaking down Indian tribes for campaign cash, to a national security adviser's failing to unload stock shares that violated ethics rules, to a sitting president's breaking campaign finance laws by agreeing to set aside $1 million to pay Federal Election Commission fines (signing off on the memo with a most descriptive "ugh") - just doesn't pack the same wallop.
In Frisking, 1983, a drawing of plainclothesmen shaking down suspects against an automobile, the car itself, rendered with its four open winglike doors, seems as pregnant with flight as a standing Pegasus, and as elegant.
In one of the new chapters, "Global Impact of Western Communications" (the other deals with reporting the Persian Gulf war), he analyzes the role of Western mass communication in shaking down the barriers between East and West.
Here's a novel idea - stop shaking down taxpayers and apply some of that manpower to the real criminals," writes Carolla, adding, "Or, bring back the Policeman's Ball
SAAB is shaking down the new 9-5 ahead of its launch.
Is that Charlie Weis shaking down the thunder, or is he just having trouble getting through the locker-room double door?
Charges were dropped against Tom DeLay, who was accused of shaking down lobbyists who wanted access to Republican leaders and of giving legislative favors to clients of his brother, Randy, a Washington lobbyist.
on January 17, the Northridge quake rippled through the Los Angeles area, shaking down houses and office buildings, injuring more than 1,500 people, and disrupting power and water service to tens of thousands of residents.
Daly spent the day shaking down the Jordan EJ/13 -- the same car that contested the 2003 F1 season.