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Meaning of shake

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: building material used as siding or roofing [syn:
           {shingle}, {shake}]
      2: frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice
         cream [syn: {milkshake}, {milk shake}, {shake}]
      3: a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone
         above it [syn: {trill}, {shake}]
      4: grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an
         introduction or to agree on a contract) [syn: {handshake},
         {shake}, {handshaking}, {handclasp}]
      5: a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement [syn:
         {tremble}, {shiver}, {shake}]
      6: causing to move repeatedly from side to side [syn: {wag},
         {waggle}, {shake}]
      v 1: move or cause to move back and forth; "The chemist shook
           the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking" [syn:
           {shake}, {agitate}]
      2: move with or as if with a tremor; "his hands shook" [syn:
         {shake}, {didder}]
      3: shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively; "The old engine was
         juddering" [syn: {judder}, {shake}]
      4: move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking"; "the
         tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her
         feet" [syn: {rock}, {sway}, {shake}]
      5: undermine or cause to waver; "my faith has been shaken"; "The
         bad news shook her hopes"
      6: stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories
         shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country" [syn:
         {stimulate}, {shake}, {shake up}, {excite}, {stir}]
      7: get rid of; "I couldn't shake the car that was following me"
         [syn: {shake}, {shake off}, {throw off}, {escape from}]
      8: bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking; "He
         was shaken from his dreams"; "shake the salt out of the salt
      9: shake (a body part) to communicate a greeting, feeling, or
         cognitive state; "shake one's head"; "She shook her finger at
         the naughty students"; "The old enemies shook hands"; "Don't
         shake your fist at me!"

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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