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Meaning of "shake" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SHAKE

Old English sceacan; related to Old Norse skaka to shake, Old High German untscachōn to be driven.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SHAKE

shake  [ʃeɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHAKE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Shake is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb shake in English.

WHAT DOES SHAKE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of shake in the English dictionary

The first definition of shake in the dictionary is to move or cause to move up and down or back and forth with short quick movements; vibrate. Other definition of shake is to sway or totter or cause to sway or totter. Shake is also to clasp or grasp of in greeting, agreement, etc.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SHAKE

PRESENT

Present
I shake
you shake
he/she/it shakes
we shake
you shake
they shake
Present continuous
I am shaking
you are shaking
he/she/it is shaking
we are shaking
you are shaking
they are shaking
Present perfect
I have shaken
you have shaken
he/she/it has shaken
we have shaken
you have shaken
they have shaken
Present perfect continuous
I have been shaking
you have been shaking
he/she/it has been shaking
we have been shaking
you have been shaking
they have been shaking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I shook
you shook
he/she/it shook
we shook
you shook
they shook
Past continuous
I was shaking
you were shaking
he/she/it was shaking
we were shaking
you were shaking
they were shaking
Past perfect
I had shaken
you had shaken
he/she/it had shaken
we had shaken
you had shaken
they had shaken
Past perfect continuous
I had been shaking
you had been shaking
he/she/it had been shaking
we had been shaking
you had been shaking
they had been shaking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will shake
you will shake
he/she/it will shake
we will shake
you will shake
they will shake
Future continuous
I will be shaking
you will be shaking
he/she/it will be shaking
we will be shaking
you will be shaking
they will be shaking
Future perfect
I will have shaken
you will have shaken
he/she/it will have shaken
we will have shaken
you will have shaken
they will have shaken
Future perfect continuous
I will have been shaking
you will have been shaking
he/she/it will have been shaking
we will have been shaking
you will have been shaking
they will have been shaking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would shake
you would shake
he/she/it would shake
we would shake
you would shake
they would shake
Conditional continuous
I would be shaking
you would be shaking
he/she/it would be shaking
we would be shaking
you would be shaking
they would be shaking
Conditional perfect
I would have shake
you would have shake
he/she/it would have shake
we would have shake
you would have shake
they would have shake
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been shaking
you would have been shaking
he/she/it would have been shaking
we would have been shaking
you would have been shaking
they would have been shaking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you shake
we let´s shake
you shake
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to shake
Past participle
shaken
Present Participle
shaking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SHAKE


bake
beɪk
Blake
bleɪk
brake
breɪk
break
breɪk
cake
keɪk
cupcake
ˈkʌpˌkeɪk
drake
dreɪk
earthquake
ˈɜːθˌkweɪk
fake
feɪk
intake
ˈɪnˌteɪk
jake
dʒeɪk
lake
leɪk
make
meɪk
mistake
mɪˈsteɪk
outbreak
ˈaʊtˌbreɪk
sake
seɪk
snake
sneɪk
steak
steɪk
take
teɪk
wake
weɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHAKE

shakable
shake a leg
shake down
shake hands
shake in one´s shoes
shake off
shake on it
shake one´s head
shake the dust from one´s feet
shake the dust off one´s feet
shake the foundations of something
shake up
shake-out
shake-up
shakeable
shakedown
shaken
shaken baby syndrome
shaker

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHAKE

antishake
ashake
funny handshake
golden handshake
hake
handshake
headshake
mana motuhake
milk shake
milkshake
wind shake

Synonyms and antonyms of shake in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SHAKE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «shake» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of shake

Translation of «shake» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHAKE

Find out the translation of shake to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of shake from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «shake» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

摇动
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

agitar
570 millions of speakers

English

shake
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हिला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَهُزُّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

трясти
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sacudir
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঝাঁকি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

secouer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Goncang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schütteln
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

振る
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

(...을) 흔들다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Goyangake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lắc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குலுக்கி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

थरथरणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sallamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scuotere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

potrząsnąć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

трясти
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a agita
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δονώ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skud
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skaka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

riste
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of shake

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHAKE»

The term «shake» is very widely used and occupies the 6.130 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHAKE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «shake» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «shake» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about shake

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10 QUOTES WITH «SHAKE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word shake.
1
John Acton
By a series of violent shocks, the nations in succession have struggled to shake off the Past, to reverse the action of Time and the verdict of success, and to rescue the world from the reign of the dead.
2
John Agar
Who wants to shake the hand of the first man to put it to America's sweetheart.
3
Stephen Baldwin
My point is simply this: I believe I have a calling. Do you know what that calling is? To stand up in a new and hard core, radical way for the Lord. In the process, if I insult a couple of people, if I offend a couple of people, and if I got to shake it up a little bit, as long as it is led by the Holy Spirit, amen.
4
Noah Baumbach
Even fairly serious moviegoers can't shake this shadow of the corporate world.
5
Rob Bell
Suffering is traumatic and awful and we get angry and we shake our fists at the heavens and we vent and rage and weep. But in the process we discover a new tomorrow, one we never would have imagined otherwise.
6
Lindy Booth
For breakfast, I make an amazing protein shake with fruit, Greek yogurt, protein powder, flaxseed oil and honey. It's a nice way to get a healthy start and a little bit of sweetness, too.
7
Mark Burnett
When I see someone in a military uniform I make it a point to approach them, shake their hand and say five words... 'thank you for your service.' 'Stars Earn Stripes' is a high energy, fun, action show, but at its heart it is all about those five words.
8
David Byrne
To shake your rump is to be environmentally aware.
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Martin Campbell
I always look at these superhero films, and I see people hurdling towards at a hundred miles per hour, and then they get up, shake their head, and charge back at a hundred miles per hour. Nobody seems to really get injured or hurt. I don't find any threat in that. There is no tension in that whatsoever.
10
Dan T. Cathy
As it relates to society in general, I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.'

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHAKE»

Discover the use of shake in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to shake and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Kiss, Bow, Or Shake Hands: The Bestselling Guide to Doing ...
Presents information on the practices needed to do business in over sixty countries, covering such topics as historical background, cultural orientation, protocol, negotiations, entertainment, dress, and forms of address.
Terri Morrison, Wayne A. Conaway, 2006
2
Shake Hands With The Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda
An award-winning international sensation, Shake Hands with the Devil is a landmark contribution to the literature of war: a remarkable tale of a soldier's courage and an unforgettable portrait of modern warfare.
Romeo Dallaire, 2008
3
Shake Dem Halloween Bones
It's Halloween night.
W. Nikola-Lisa, 2000
4
Shake Down the Thunder: The Creation of Notre Dame Football
Both social history and sports history, this book documents as never before the first half-century of Notre Dame football and relates it to the rise of big-time intercollegiate athletics, the college sports reform movement, and the corrupt ...
Murray A. Sperber, 1993
5
Ballroom, Boogie, Shimmy Sham, Shake: A Social and Popular ...
Examining social and popular dance forms from a variety of critical and cultural perspectives
Julie Malnig, 2009
6
Kiss, Bow, Or Shake Hands, Latin America: How to Do Business ...
In today's rapidly expanding global marketplace, business people must understand the distinctive customs of the major nations. This guide helps them do exactly that.
Terri Morrison, Wayne A. Conway, 2007
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Shake, Stir, Pour-Fresh Homegrown Cocktails: Make Syrups, ...
" This is your complete guide to making infused liquors, cordials, bitters, and cocktails from fresh, delicious ingredients at home.
Katie Loeb, Katie M. Loeb, 2012
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Shake That Brain: How to Create Winning Solutions and Have ...
Who'll profit most from this book? People in business (large or small) and people with a life outside of work. After all, whether it's business or the business of life, we're forever challenged to find creative solutions.
Joel Saltzman, 2006
9
Apple Pro Training Series: Shake 4
The accompanying DVD includes the lesson files needed to complete the book's projects. You can work through the book from cover to cover to get an entire course or you can go straight to the lessons that interest you most.
Marco Paolini, 2005
10
Shake Block Cutter
We rode our winged serpents to where no man had gone before. And we found the treasure. I was a shake block cutter and here is my story.
Gerald Chicalo, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHAKE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term shake is used in the context of the following news items.
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Shake Shack shares jump on earnings beat
Shake Shack reported results on Wednesday that beat expectations. The company posted adjusted earnings of 4 cents a share on $38 million in revenue. «CNBC, May 15»
2
Patrice Evra will shake Luis Suárez's hand at Champions League final
Patrice Evra will shake Luis Suárez's hand at Champions League final ... “I am proud to be what I am, I am proud about my colour, and I will shake his hand, it is ... «The Guardian, May 15»
3
Please enjoy The Rock expertly lip-syncing 'Shake It Off'
What's better than The Rock lip-syncing to Taylor Swift 's Shake It Off? Nothing, we tell you (OK, maybe The Rock actually singing Shake It Off, but if that happens ... «USA TODAY, Mar 15»
4
Shake Shack shares were crashing for a while
The New York City-based burger chain Shake Shack reported its first quarterly financial results as a public company on Wednesday after the bell. Overall the ... «Business Insider, Mar 15»
5
Watch President Obama Sing Taylor Swift's Shake It Off
YouTube poster “Baracksdubs” edited together the president's speeches so it sounds like he is singing Taylor Swift's Shake It Off. And, in case you were ... «TIME, Feb 15»
6
Shake Shack IPO could net $140M for Danny Meyer
According to regulatory filings, Meyer owns 7,440,822 shares of Class B stock of Shake Shack, the burger chain he founded in 2004 that's spreading like wildfire ... «CNBC, Jan 15»
7
Burger Bubble: Is 1 Shake Shack Really Worth 3.6 McDonald's?
Shake Shack updated its IPO details on Monday, saying it's looking to raise up to $80 million and be valued at $14-16 per share. That's sky high for the young ... «Forbes, Jan 15»
8
Taylor Swift Responds to Viral Video of Delaware Cop Shaking It Off
The dash-cam video of Jeff Davis dancing and lip syncing to “Shake It Off” went viral after it was first discovered and uploaded online by the Dover Police ... «TIME, Jan 15»
9
Taylor Swift's Shake it Off lip-synced by Delaware police officer
He says the 48-year-old father of four knows Shake it Off so well because of his 10-year-old daughter. © The Associated Press, 2015. The Canadian Press. «CBC.ca, Jan 15»
10
Fast food chain Shake Shack files for an IPO
The chain calls itself the modern day “roadside” burger stand and operates 63 Shake Shacks around the world, including locations in London and Dubai. «Fortune, Dec 14»

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