Origin of shook1
Definition for shook (2 of 3)
Definition for shook (3 of 3)
verb (used without object), shook, shak·en, shak·ing.
verb (used with object), shook, shak·en, shak·ing.
- to cause to descend by shaking; bring down.
- to cause to settle.
- to condition; test: to shake down a ship.
- Informal. to extort money from.
- Slang. to search (someone), especially to detect concealed weapons.
- to rid oneself of; reject.
- to get away from; leave behind.
- Baseball, Softball. (of a pitcher) to indicate rejection of (a sign by the catcher for a certain pitch) by shaking the head or motioning with the glove.
- to shake in order to mix or loosen.
- to upset; jar.
- to agitate mentally or physically: The threat of attack has shaken up the entire country.
Origin of shake
SYNONYMS FOR shake
Can be confusedshake sheik (see synonym study at the current entry)
Examples from the Web for shook
“We all shook hands and my client told me to leave,” he said.
“They basically said thanks a lot and shook our hands and took off,” Stammberger said.FBI Won’t Stop Blaming North Korea for Sony Hack -- Despite New Evidence|Shane Harris|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2010 Cuba provided the largest contingent of medical staff during the aftermath of the huge earthquake that shook Haiti.
When the queen heard this once again, she trembled and shook with rage.In New Brothers Grimm 'Snow White', The Prince Doesn't Save Her|The Brothers Grimm|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was like, “Does that… does that mean…” And then he stood up and shook my hand.How Aidy Bryant Stealthily Became Your Favorite ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star|Kevin Fallon|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the sultan only shook his head, and said sadly, 'What is that to me?The Violet Fairy Book|Various
Charley shook her head as she methodically drew his rags about him and made him as warm as she could.Bleak House|Charles Dickens
I pinned a clean towel round my neck, barber fashion, and pulling the pins out of my hair, shook it down over my shoulders.The Motor Maid|Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
Once she went over and whispered to him, but he only shook his head.The Mark of Cain|Carolyn Wells
He shook a phial until the sediment at the bottom turned the liquid to a muddy purple as seen against the light.Left Half Harmon|Ralph Henry Barbour
British Dictionary definitions for shook (1 of 3)
Word Origin for shook
British Dictionary definitions for shook (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for shook (3 of 3)
verb shakes, shaking, shook or shaken (ˈʃeɪkən)
Derived Formsshakable or shakeable, adjective
Word Origin for shake
Idioms and Phrases with shook
In addition to the idioms beginning with shake
- shake a leg
- shake a stick at
- shake down
- shake hands
- shake in one's boots
- shake off
- shake one's head
- shake someone's tree
- shake the dust from one's feet
- shake up
- shake with laughter
- all shook (shaken) up
- fair shake
- in two shakes
- more than one can shake a stick at
- movers and shakers
- no great shakes
- quake (shake) in one's boots