v. shook (shk), shak·en (shkn), shak·ing, shakesv.tr.1. To cause to quiver, tremble, vibrate, or rock.2. To cause to lose stability or waver: a crisis that shook my deepest beliefs.3. To remove or dislodge by jerky movements: shook the dust from the cushions.a. To bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking: ”It is not easy to shake one’s heart free of the impression” (John Middleton Murry).b. Slang To get rid of: couldn’t shake the man who was following us.4. To disturb or agitate; unnerve: She was shaken by the news of the disaster.5. Music To trill (a note).6. Games To rattle and mix (dice) before casting.v.intr.1. To move to and fro in short, irregular, often jerky movements.2. To tremble, as from cold or in anger.3. To be unsteady; totter or waver.
n.1. A trembling or quivering movement.2. Informal An earthquake.
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