shaking (usually used predicatively): The very hills were ashake with the violence of the storm.

Origin of ashake

First recorded in 1855–60; a-1 + shake Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ashake

Historical Examples of ashake

  • He seemed to be in the last extremity of fright, with a face the color of clay and his limbs all ashake as one who hath an ague.

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Blacky was all ashake again, but this time it wasn't with fear of being caught away from home in the dark; it was with excitement.

    Blacky the Crow

    Thornton W. Burgess

  • Nance, all ashake with disgust, stooped suddenly and picked up a lump of rock.