AskDefine | Define shook

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1 building material used as siding or roofing [syn: shingle]
2 frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream [syn: milkshake, milk shake]
3 a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it [syn: trill]
4 grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract) [syn: handshake, handshaking, handclasp]
5 reflex shaking caused by cold or fear or excitement [syn: tremble, shiver]
6 causing to move repeatedly from side to side [syn: wag, waggle]


1 move or cause to move back and forth; "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking" [syn: agitate]
2 move with or as if with a tremor; "his hands shook" [syn: didder]
3 shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively; "The old engine was juddering" [syn: judder]
4 move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet" [syn: rock, sway]
5 undermine or cause to waver; "my faith has been shaken"; "The bad news shook her hopes"
6 stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country" [syn: stimulate, shake up, excite, stir]
7 get rid of; "I couldn't shake the car that was following me" [syn: shake off, throw off, escape from]
8 bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking; "He was shaken from his dreams"; "shake the salt out of the salt shaker"
9 shake (a body part) to communicate a greeting, feeling, or cognitive state; "shake one's head"; "She shook her finger at the naughty students"; "The old enemies shook hands"; "Don't shake your fist at me!" [also: shook, shaken]shook n : a disassembled barrel; the parts packed for storage or shipmentshook See shake

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  1. A set of pieces for making a cask or box, usually wood.



  1. simple past of shake

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balled-up, bothered, bowled down, chaotic, confused, discomposed, disconcerted, disordered, disorganized, disturbed, electrified, embarrassed, flustered, fluttered, fussed, in a jumble, in a pother, in a pucker, in a stew, in a sweat, in a swivet, in a tizzy, jarred, jolted, jumbled, mixed-up, perplexed, perturbed, put-out, rattled, ruffled, shaken, shocked, shuffled, staggered, startled, taken aback, unsettled, upset
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