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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 Polish first lady shook hands with Trump moments later.
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They briefly greeted each other and the two shook hands.
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Once upon a time the captains shook hands at the coin toss, players shook hands at the end and that was it.
Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba shook hands with South Korean Trade Minister Bark Tae Ho in a brief encounter at a ministerial meeting of the APEC forum being held in Russia on Wednesday amid a dispute over a pair of islands in the Sea of Japan.
The Queen and Mr McGuinness first shook hands behind closed doors in Belfast's Lyric theatre.
Her Majesty and the former IRA commander, who is now Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister, first shook hands behind closed doors after meeting at a room in Belfast's Lyric theatre, but the pair shook hands again later, this time in public.
At the end he walked straight off while everyone shook hands.
If, when I was playing, I shook hands with Roy Keane before a game, did that mean he wasn't going to kick me during it?
Boro goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer accused Chelsea of being sore losers when they were humbled 2-1 at the Riverside early last season, claiming only Joe Cole shook hands with their Boro conquerors.
American officials have emphatically denied that President George Bush's watch was stolen as he shook hands with enthusiastic Albanians.
The gaffer is adamant the fact Kirk Broadfoot shook hands with Hunt after he appeared to take a kick in face from the ex-Pars star suggests his player is innocent.