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.
Words nearby shake
Idioms for shake
- to hurry up; get a move on: You'd better shake a leg or we'll miss the first act.
- to dance.
- to indicate disapproval, disagreement, negation, or uncertainty by turning one's head from one side to the other and back: I asked him if he knew the answer, but he just shook his head.
- to indicate approval, agreement, affirmation or acceptance by nodding one's head up and down.
Origin of shake
SYNONYMS FOR shake
OTHER WORDS FROM shake
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH shakeshake sheik (see synonym study at the current entry)
Examples from the Web for unshakable
And all allegedly awoke with the unshakable sense that something wrong had occurred.
An unshakable feeling that the Devil is nearby, intense paranoia, and criticism over a bad haircut?
Well, so much for the international “unshakable” confidence in the U.S. Treasury.
Message discipline: Unshakable principles; skilled communicator.
Everyone is judging everyone else, with unshakable sisterly affection.
He had always prided himself on his unshakable calm, and now he exhibited its full possibilities.The Mystery Girl|Carolyn Wells
Dot did not know that; she had a firm and unshakable belief in Santa Claus.The Corner House Girls|Grace Brooks Hill
But their confidence was as well grounded as their anchors, which held with an unshakable tenacity.Under the Dragon Flag|James Allan
Our determination is unshakable since that is the only way to end the war.
But the marriage was a love match on both sides, and in spite of ridicule Johnsons affection remained constant and unshakable.Shorter Novels, Eighteenth Century|Samuel Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for unshakable (1 of 2)
Derived forms of unshakableunshakableness or unshakeableness, noununshakably or unshakeably, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for unshakable (2 of 2)
verb shakes, shaking, shook or shaken (ˈʃeɪkən)
Derived forms of shakeshakable or shakeable, adjective
Word Origin for shake
Idioms and Phrases with unshakable
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