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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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You know you're in a groove when your title alone gets people rolling eyes, shaking heads and cracking grins all at the same time.
Now, maybe Edward is, amid the array of initials and leading questions and picking up on cues like shaking heads and quivering lips and gasps of delight and surprise, actually communicating with the dead.
I noticed a few shaking heads as people walked by me in the grocery store," adds Crowe, who takes a support-the-troops approach to the Iraq war.
The Derby directors must have been shaking heads, just days after announcing that they were ready to open negotiations with Burley over extending the 18-months he has remaining on his existing deal.
It's amazing how soulless Blue make soul, no matter how many clenched fists, shaking heads and tortured, lovelorn looks.
And the great and good shaking heads and saying what good fellows everyone is and that there is no case to answer.
Your mother was crying; the guests were shaking heads and whispering.
It is also pure dance: gestural, as in the shaking heads that so nicely mirror the music's tinkling scales, and dramatic, as in the shifting dynamics that come with unconventional partnerships.
It's made for easy pickings for McDonnell's opponents, but there were shaking heads at his performance from the Labour sympathetic press too.
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She awoke, unaware of looks, smiles and shaking heads, The whiteness, the familiar smells, the lined chairs, the Hopelessness; She knew not where she had been, nor where it was, only That, she had been shown it for a reason, It was a privilege known to few - she chose not to reason why, She could only wait patiently for when.
While chatting to the Belgian press, Moyes' assertion that Fellaini "will get forward and do an all-round good midfield job" was met with shaking heads, the player's countrymen politely explaining that he was just, in fact, an anchorman.
Would not just beat hitters, but leave them frustrated, shaking heads as they walked away helplessly from the batters box.