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shaking

[ shey-king ]
/ ˈʃeɪ kɪŋ /
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noun

the act of a person or thing that shakes.
ague, with or without chill and fever.
shakings, Nautical. waste rope, canvas, etc.

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Origin of shaking

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at shake, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM shaking

shak·ing·ly, adverbun·shak·ing, adjective
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