To develop; come to fruition; eventuate; come out: Let's just wait and see how it shakes out (1990s+)
Or did the planet just spin on its axis when all those nines became zeroes and tip us upside down and shake out all our values?
The Fishermen, like thieves, shake out their silver,/ the lithe knives wriggle on the drying sand.
But as Matt says, it's actually really hard to predict how it would all shake out.
How this will all shake out is a topic of rampant speculation.
And how do you think it will shake out, the Bush administration versus the Obama administration?
The Doctor knew a good many things besides how to drop tinctures and shake out powders.
I directed the mate to shake out the fore squaresail and the fore topsail.
He put his napkin in his lap, careful to shake out all the folds.
I noticed, moreover, that at intervals he trembled as if he was about to shake out his teeth.
Besides, when one eats a cake isn't it usual to shake out the bedclothes afterward?