verb (used without object), quaked, quak·ing.
Origin of quake
Examples from the Web for quake
It is aware that the fear on which it ultimately thrives is that of politicians who quake at its supposed influence and money.The NRA’s Multimillion-Dollar New Ad Campaign Is Despicable|Michael Daly|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The smaller wineries still cleaning up from the quake are not yet equipped to process fruit.
In the hours before the quake, some local authorities ordered evacuations that proved effective in saving lives.Turns Out, a Video of Bison Purportedly Fleeing Yellowstone Is a Hoax|Timothy Lesle|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some of these waves are what we feel when the ground beneath our feet moves during a quake.A Lot of Earthquakes Have Been Reported Lately, but Scientists Aren’t Worried|Erik Klemetti|April 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Haiti had extreme problems far pre-dating the quake that should have been central to the planning for any realistic solution.The Aid Industry Failed Haiti After Its 2010 Quake|Elise Jordan|February 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But when enveloped in the fog of ignorance every phenomenon of Nature causes man to quake and tremble—he wants to know!Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12|Elbert Hubbard
At every crack of the branches the startled Strombix began to quake and seized the fist of his companion.The Death of the Gods|Dmitri Mrejkowski
It does not shrink, and quake, and grow pale lest the response should overturn some ancient notion.
They are told they ought "to quake and tremble," and if they do not, they "show by their actions that they mean to go to hell."
Some fires started after the quake, but the fire department soon had them under control.Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror|Richard Linthicum
British Dictionary definitions for quake
Word Origin for quake
Word Origin and History for quake (1 of 2)
Old English cwacian "quake, tremble, chatter (of teeth)," related to cweccan "to shake, swing, move, vibrate," of unknown origin with no certain cognates outside English. Perhaps somehow imitative. In reference to earth tremors, probably by c.1200. Related: Quaked; quaking.