- 1to move quickly and repeatedly from side to side or up and down in short movements
- 2to make a quick movement with something, especially to mix or loosen it
- 3to cause someone or something to feel nervous, frightened, or upset
Using shake: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "shake" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
She shook the rug to get rid of the dust.
He shook his head to indicate disagreement.
The earthquake shook the entire city.
I'm so nervous that I can't stop shaking.
Can you shake the salad dressing for me?
shake Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with shake
We shook hands and introduced ourselves.
Come on, let's shake a leg or we'll be late!
shake things up
to make changes in a situation or organization in order to improve it
The new CEO is planning to shake things up at the company.
Summary: shake in Brief
The verb 'shake' [ʃeɪk] means to move quickly and repeatedly from side to side or up and down, or to make a quick movement with something. It can also mean to cause someone or something to feel nervous, frightened, or upset. Examples include 'She shook the rug to get rid of the dust,' and 'I'm so nervous that I can't stop shaking.' Phrases include 'shake hands,' 'shake a leg,' and 'shake things up.'