(noun, verb)


1. building material used as siding or roofing

Similar word(s): shingle

Definition categories: substance

2. frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream

Similar word(s): milkshake

Definition categories: food, drink

3. a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it

Similar word(s): trill

Definition categories: communication, note, tone

4. grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)

Similar word(s): handclasp, handshake, handshaking

Definition categories: communication, acknowledgement, acknowledgment

5. a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement

Similar word(s): shiver, tremble

Definition categories: act, reflex

6. causing to move repeatedly from side to side

Similar word(s): wag, waggle

Definition categories: act, agitation

Sentences with shake as a noun:

- The cat gave the mouse a shake.


1. move or cause to move back and forth

Similar word(s): agitate

Definition categories: motion, move

2. move with or as if with a tremor

Similar word(s): didder

Definition categories: body

3. shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively

Similar word(s): judder

Definition categories: motion, vibrate

4. move back and forth or sideways

Similar word(s): rock, sway

Definition categories: motion

5. undermine or cause to waver

- my faith has been shaken

Definition categories: change, weaken

6. stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

Similar word(s): excite, stimulate, stir

Definition categories: emotion, arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise

7. get rid of

- I couldn't shake the car that was following me

Definition categories: motion, escape

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 shaker

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

9. shake (a body part) to communicate a greeting, feeling, or cognitive state

- shake one's head

- Don't shake your fist at me!

Definition categories: communication, gesticulate, gesture, motion

Sentences with shake as a verb:

- to shake fruit down from a tree

- I can't shake the feeling that I forgot something.

- OK, let's shake on it.

- to shake a note in music