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Shake appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Chill, Shake, Serve

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the verb shake:

imaginative writing93.29%informational writing6.71%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun shake:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb shake:


Shake is sometimes a misspelling of shaggy.

The word shake is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun shake

What does shake mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: shakes

  1. building material used as siding or roofing
  2. frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
  3. a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it
  4. grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)
  5. a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement
  6. causing to move repeatedly from side to side
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of shake: wag / waggle
    • more generic word: agitation = the act of agitating something

Alternative definition of the noun shake


  1. The act of shaking something.
  2. A milkshake.
  3. A beverage made by adding ice cream to a (usually carbonated) drink; a float.
  4. Shake cannabis, small, leafy fragments of cannabis that gather at the bottom of a bag of marijuana.
  5. [context: building material] Shingle.
  6. A crack or splint in wood.
  7. [informal] Instant, second. (Esp. [term, in two shakes].)

Definition of the verb shake

What does shake mean as a doing word?

Shake is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular

  1. move or cause to move back and forth
  2. move with or as if with a tremor
  3. shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively
  4. move back and forth or sideways
  5. undermine or cause to waver
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: weaken = lessen the strength of
  6. stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
  7. get rid of
  8. bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking
  9. shake (a body part) to communicate a greeting, feeling, or cognitive state
    • examples: shake one's head | Don't shake your fist at me!
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic words: gesticulate / gesture / motion = show, express or direct through movement

Alternative definition of the verb shake


  1. [transitive, ergative] To cause (something) to move rapidly in opposite directions alternatingly.
  2. [transitive] To move (one's head) from side to side, especially to indicate a negative.
  3. [transitive] To disturb emotionally; to shock.
  4. [transitive] To lose, evade, or get rid of (something).
  5. [intransitive] To move from side to side.
  6. [intransitive, usually as "shake on"] To shake hands.
  7. [intransitive] To dance.


  1. "Shake": A shake is a basic wooden shingle that is made from split logs. Shakes have traditionally been used for roofing and siding applications around the world. Higher grade shakes are typically used for roofing purposes, while the lower grades are used for siding purposes. In either situation, properly installed shakes provide long lasting weather protection and a rustic aesthetic, though they require more maintenance than some other more modern weatherproofing systems.
  2. "Shake" is a film, directed by Deidre Thomas.


  1. "Shake" is the third single from the Ying Yang Twins album, U.S.A.. It features the rapper Pitbull. The song contains a sample of "Din Daa Daa" by George Kranz.
  2. "Shake" is a song written and recorded by Sam Cooke It was recorded at the last recording session Cooke had before his death in December 1964. the personnel on the original recording included Robert Bryant and Anthony Terran on trumpet, John Ewing on trombone, Jewell Grant, Willam Green and Plas Johnson on sax, Bobby Womack, Clifton White and Rene Hall on guitar, Harper Cosby on bass, and Earl Palmer and Frank Capp on drums and percussion.
  3. "Shake" is a musical album of Zucchero.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  4. "Shake" is a song by Nigerian recording artist Flavour N'abania. It was released on December 24, 2012 as the third single from his third studio album Blessed. "Shake" is a song that glorifies women with well endowed butts and hips. "Shake" is known by many as a party anthem. Moreover, the music video for the single has garnered over 1.6 million views on YouTube. "Shake" peaked at number 43 on Afribiz's Top 100 Music Chart.
  5. "Shake" a.k.a. "Shake!" is an album by the blues-rock group the Siegel–Schwall Band. Their third album, it was released in 1968 by Vanguard Records as a vinyl LP. It was later re-released as a CD, also on the Vanguard label.
  6. "Shake" is the lead single on MercyMe's eighth studio album Welcome to the New. It was released on November 12, 2013 by Fair Trade Services and Columbia Records. It was written by MercyMe, David Garcia, Ben Glover, and Solomon Olds and produced by Garcia and Glover. On April 22, 2014, MercyMe performed the song on Today with Kathie Lee and Hoda.
  7. "Shake" is the first solo album released by John Schlitt, lead singer of the Christian rock band Petra. It was released in the Spring of 1995.
  8. Shake is a song by English recording artist Little Boots, released as the lead single from her second studio album, Nocturnes. Written by Boots and James Ford and produced by Ford, the song was released in the United Kingdom on 11 November 2011.
  9. "Shake" was the original lead single from Jesse McCartney's fourth studio album, Have It All. Have It All was, however, postponed to a point that it was eventually cancelled completely. "Shake" is written by McCartney, Jacob Kasher Hindlin, and written and produced by Joshua Coleman. It was sent to both U.S. mainstream radios and released in digital download format on September 21, 2010.
  10. "Shake" is the first posthumous studio album by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke.
    • released in (50 years ago)
  11. "Shake" is a Europop song written by the Peter Hartman, Jan Langhoff and Linda Holmeberg and recorded by the Dutch singer EliZe. The song was released as EliZe's first single by EliZe from her debut album In Control, which was released in October 2006 in the Benelux. It was produced by Peter Hartman and Jan Langhoff and was proudly titled "Dancesmash" by Radio 538. This single peaked at number 32 spending 5 weeks in the Netherlands Top 40.
  12. "SHAKE" is a 1996 single studio album by SMAP.
    • released on (19 years ago)
  13. "Shake" a.k.a. "Shake!" is a musical album of The Bates.
    • released in (25 years ago)
  14. "Shake" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  15. "Shake" is a musical single of Madonna.
    • released in (25 years ago)


  1. Shake a.k.a. Anthony Shakir: Anthony "Shake" Shakir, who also uses the aliases Sequence 10 and Da Sampla, is an American techno producer, best known for his contributions to Detroit techno.
  2. Shake a.k.a. Sheikh Abdullah Ahmad: Datuk Sheikh Abdullah Ahmad Bakhbereh, known as Datuk Shake, is a popular Malaysian singer in the local Malay music scene. A Hadrami by descent, Sheikh is from Johor, Malaysia but is now based in Beverly Hills, California with his wife and the younger two of their four children.
  3. Shake a.k.a. Takehiko Kogure: Kogure Takehiko is a guitarist. He played in Rebecca and is a current member of Red Warriors.
  4. Shake a.k.a. Antwan Smith is a film director.

There are other people with in their name, like Louis Shake, Shake Keane, Curtis Shake, Master Shake, Christi Shake, Christy Shake, Nicolas Shake, Sabella Shake and Shake Tukhmanyan.


  1. SHAKE is a musical group.
  2. Shake is a musical group.
    • albums: "Invasion of the Gamma Men", "Culture Shock"

There are other groups with in their name, like Ananda Shake, Shake & Bake, Shake Aletti, Shake Appeal, Shake And Bake, Shake The Nation, Rattlesnake Shake, Shake Ray Turbine, Shake The Pagoda Tree.


Shake is a New York based legal technology startup company. Its primary product is the Shake app which offers individuals the ability to create, sign and send legally binding agreements through their iOS devices. As of April 2014, the app is only available for the iPhone.


  1. Shake was an image compositing package used in the post-production industry. Shake was widely used in visual effects and digital compositing for film, video and commercials. Shake exposed its node graph architecture graphically. It enabled complex image processing sequences to be designed through the connection of effects "nodes" in a graphical workflow interface. This type of compositing interface allowed great flexibility, including the ability to modify the parameters of an earlier image processing step "in context". Many other compositing packages, such as Blender, eyeon Fusion, Nuke and Cineon, also used a similar node-based approach.
  2. Shake: A shake is an informal unit of time equal to 10 nanoseconds, or 10−8 seconds. It has applications in nuclear physics, helping to conveniently express the timing of various events in a nuclear explosion. The typical time required for one step in the chain reaction is of order 1 shake, and the chain reaction is typically complete by 50 to 100 shakes.
  3. Shake a.k.a. Shake! was a television programming block shown by United Kingdom broadcaster Channel 5, original aimed at 8 to 15 year olds.

Phrases with Shake

Phrases starting with the word Shake:

  1. Shake It
  2. shake up
  3. shake-up
  4. Shake Map
  5. shake off
  6. Shake Out
  7. Shake Down
  8. Shake Over
  9. Shake a Leg
  10. shake hands
  11. Shake on It
  12. Shake Table
  13. Shake and Bake
  14. Shake One's Ass
  15. Shake One's Head

Phrases ending with the word Shake:

  1. to shake
  2. milk shake
  3. Waist-Shake

Other phrases containing the word Shake:

  1. To Shake Down
  2. to shake hands

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Shake

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Google previewVinnie's Cramp-Kicking Remedies (2004)

And Other Clever Cures for PMS, Bloating, and More! by Vinnie Brand

food coloring 1 teaspoon vanilla Rit alh the ingredients in a blender and blend just until the shal' nd yummy trjrt the coloring til the shake is the cobr of the ocf Slurpiupl ESCAPe FROM SPINACH HOOMTAW Urban legend claims that the few.

Google previewSeismic Ground Response Analysis (2014)

by Nozomu Yoshida

Unlike the name “equivalent,” SHAKE is an approximate method and has a few limitations, and attempts to overcome them were made. Improvements were mainly made by considering frequency-dependent characteristics in stiffness and /or ...

Google previewHow To Pass The Job Interview (2015)

Job Interview Tips & Questions

A sweaty hand shake is an instant interview killer. If at the end of the interview your palms are moist, ensure that once again you wipe them dry, out of the interviewer's sight, prior to the final handshake. Plan Questions Have a list of job- related ...

Google previewStrong and Sexy (2015)

Exercise, Food, and Motivation for a Healthy, Beach-Ready Body by Sofi Fahrman, Julia Fors

Ifso,a protein shake is the best way foryou to recover quickly. Both whey and soy protein powders contain about the same amountof protein, about twenty tothirty gramsa scoop. We prefer whey protein, since it's taken up quickly by muscles and ...

Google previewThe Handyman's Guide (2011)

Essential Woodworking Tools and Techniques by Paul N. Hasluck

Heart shake is a defect common to exogenous Fig. 532.—Heart Shakes. trees, but in some timber it is so insignificant that the inexperienced would fail to notice it. Star shake (Fig. 533) is another defect, similar to, but more serious than, heart ...

Google previewDictionary of British Folk-lore (1894)

by G. Laurence Gomme

Put all yourselves in, Take all yourselves out, Shake all yourselves together, And turn yourselves about. — Oxford and Wakefield (Miss Fowler). II. Now we dance looby, looby, looby, Now we dance looby, looby, light; Shake your right hand a ...

Google previewDictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms (1998)

by Martin Manser

jolt, jerk, rattle, shake, agitate 2 clash, interfere, quarrel, contend, bicker, spar, squabble ant. 2 agree, harmonize, accord, concur jargon n. 1 language, idiom, gobbledegook, cant, slang, lingo. patois 2 nonsense, twaddle, trash, stuff, gibberish ...

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Drink (2005)

An A-Z of Alcoholic Beverages by Ned Halley

Over ice shake 1 part apple brandy, 1 pineapple juice, 1 dash Angostura bitters. Strain. Jack Kearns Cocktail. Over ice shake 3 parts dry gin, 1 rum, 1 dash lemon juice, 1 dash sugar syrup. Strain. Jack-Op beer by Vandenstock brewery, ...

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Quotes about Shake

Take butter
200 ml
Added sugar

40 mg
Take shake
With butter milk
Shake with shake...

Twenty times
Added ice tube's...
Enjoy too drink...
It is hot summer

Sweety butter milk...
With (Otteri Selvakumar)
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Scrabble value of S1H4A1K5E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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