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 unshaken
On the ground, the rebel fighters were unshaken as both the helicopter and the jet faded away.
In the jury-room all arguments for and against the stand taken by the unshaken eight seemed exhausted.The Statesmen Snowbound|Robert Fitzgerald
Not by excesses, tumults, and folly, but by unshaken firmness and tenacity we shall promote science and freedom.Myth and Science|Tito Vignoli
Still more enraged by her unshaken defiance, the Wizard sprang upon her and grasped her wrists.The Shadow Witch|Gertrude Crownfield
My confidence remains, like the oak—like the Alps—unshaken, storm-proof.Thoughts on African Colonization|William Lloyd Garrison
His book is creditable to his unshaken faith, and it presents the religious aspect of modern knowledge in a thorough manner.
British Dictionary definitions for unshaken (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for unshaken (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 unshaken
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