Crossword clues for shake
- Building material used as siding or roofing
- Frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
- A note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it
- Causing to move repeatedly from side to side
- Clasp hands
- "___ a leg!"
- Companion of rattle and roll
- Get the dice ready
- Snack-bar offering
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
obs. p. p. of Shake.
Shake \Shake\, v. t. [imp. Shook; p. p. Shaken, ( Shook, obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Shaking.] [OE. shaken, schaken, AS. scacan, sceacan; akin to Icel. & Sw. skaka, OS. skakan, to depart, to flee. [root]16
Cf. Shock, v.] 1. To cause to move with quick or violent vibrations; to move rapidly one way and the other; to make to tremble or shiver; to agitate.
As a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
--Rev. vi. 13.
Ascend my chariot; guide the rapid wheels That shake heaven's basis.
Fig.: To move from firmness; to weaken the stability of; to cause to waver; to impair the resolution of.
When his doctrines grew too strong to be shook by his enemies, they persecuted his reputation.
Thy equal fear that my firm faith and love Can by his fraud be shaken or seduced.
(Mus.) To give a tremulous tone to; to trill; as, to shake a note in music.
To move or remove by agitating; to throw off by a jolting or vibrating motion; to rid one's self of; -- generally with an adverb, as off, out, etc.; as, to shake fruit down from a tree.
Shake off the golden slumber of repose.
'Tis our fast intent To shake all cares and business from our age.
I could scarcely shake him out of my company.
To shake a cask (Naut.), to knock a cask to pieces and pack the staves.
To shake hands, to perform the customary act of civility by clasping and moving hands, as an expression of greeting, farewell, good will, agreement, etc.
To shake out a reef (Naut.), to untile the reef points and spread more canvas.
To shake the bells. See under Bell.
To shake the sails (Naut.), to luff up in the wind, causing the sails to shiver.
--Ham. Nav. Encyc.
Shake \Shake\, v. i. To be agitated with a waving or vibratory motion; to tremble; to shiver; to quake; to totter.
Under his burning wheels
The steadfast empyrean shook throughout,
All but the throne itself of God.
What danger? Who 's that that shakes behind there?
--Beau. & Fl.
Shaking piece, a name given by butchers to the piece of beef cut from the under side of the neck. See Illust. of Beef.
Shake \Shake\, n.
The act or result of shaking; a vacillating or wavering motion; a rapid motion one way and other; a trembling, quaking, or shivering; agitation.
The great soldier's honor was composed Of thicker stuff, which could endure a shake.
Our salutations were very hearty on both sides, consisting of many kind shakes of the hand.
A fissure or crack in timber, caused by its being dried too suddenly.
A fissure in rock or earth.
(Mus.) A rapid alternation of a principal tone with another represented on the next degree of the staff above or below it; a trill.
(Naut.) One of the staves of a hogshead or barrel taken apart.
A shook of staves and headings.
(Zo["o]l.) The redshank; -- so called from the nodding of its head while on the ground. [Prov. Eng.]
No great shakes, of no great importance. [Slang]
The shakes, the fever and ague. [Colloq. U.S.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "charge, onrush," from shake (v.). Meaning "a hard shock" is from 1560s. From 1580s as "act of shaking;" 1660s as "irregular vibration." The hand-grip salutation so called by 1712. As a figure of instantaneous action, it is recorded from 1816. Phrase fair shake "honest deal" is attested from 1830, American English (Bartlett calls it "A New England vulgarism"). The shakes "nervous agitation" is from 1620s. Short for milk shake from 191
Dismissive phrase no great shakes (1816, Byron) perhaps is from dicing.
Old English sceacan "move (something) quickly to and fro, brandish; move the body or a part of it rapidly back and forth;" also "go, glide, hasten, flee, depart" (related to sceacdom "flight"); of persons or parts of the body, "to tremble" especially from fever, cold, fear" (class VI strong verb; past tense scoc, past participle scacen), from Proto-Germanic *skakanan (cognates: Old Norse, Swedish skaka, Danish skage "to shift, turn, veer"). No certain cognates outside Germanic, but some suggest a possible connection to Sanskrit khaj "to agitate, churn, stir about," Old Church Slavonic skoku "a leap, bound," Welsh ysgogi "move."\n
\nOf the earth in earthquakes, c.1300. Meaning "seize and shake (someone or something else)" is from early 14c. In reference to mixing ingredients, etc., by shaking a container from late 14c. Meaning "to rid oneself of by abrupt twists" is from c.1200, also in Middle English in reference to evading responsibility, etc. Meaning "weaken, impair" is from late 14c., on notion of "make unstable."\n
\nTo shake hands dates from 1530s. Shake a (loose) leg "hurry up" first recorded 1904; shake a heel (sometimes foot) was an old way to say "to dance" (1660s); to shake (one's) elbow (1620s) meant "to gamble at dice." Phrase more _____ than you can shake a stick at is attested from 1818, American English. To shake (one's) head as a sign of disapproval is recorded from c.1300.
n. 1 The act of shaking something. 2 A milkshake. 3 A beverage made by adding ice cream to a (usually carbonated) drink; a float. 4 Shake cannabis, small, leafy fragments of cannabis that gather at the bottom of a bag of marijuan
5 (context building material English) A thin shingle. 6 A crack or split between the growth rings in wood. 7 A fissure in rock or earth. 8 (context informal English) Instant, second. (Especially (term: in two shakes).) 9 (context nautical English) One of the staves of a hogshead or barrel taken apart. 10 (context music English) A rapid alternation of a principal tone with another represented on the next degree of the staff above or below it; a trill. 11 A shook of staves and headings. 12 (context UK dialect English) The redshank, so called from the nodding of its head while on the ground. v
(context transitive ergative English) To cause (something) to move rapidly in opposite directions alternatingly.
n. building material used as siding or roofing [syn: shingle]
a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it [syn: trill]
v. move or cause to move back and forth; "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking" [syn: agitate]
move with or as if with a tremor; "his hands shook" [syn: didder]
shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively; "The old engine was juddering" [syn: judder]
undermine or cause to waver; "my faith has been shaken"; "The bad news shook her hopes"
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"
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!"
Shake may refer to:
- Shakes (wood)
Dato'Sheikh Abdullah bin Ahmad, also known as Dato Shake, was a very popular Malaysian singer in the 1980s Malay music scene. He was born in Johor, Malaysia, but is now based in Beverly Hills, California, and Paris, France, with his wife and their four children. He is also ex-collegian of English College Johore Bahru.
"Shake" is a Europop song written by the Peter Hartmann, Jan Langhoff and Linda Holmberg and recorded by the Dutch singer EliZe. The song was released as EliZe's first single from her debut album In Control, which was released in October 2006 in the Benelux. It was produced by Peter Hartmann and Jan Langhoff and was made "Dancesmash" by Radio 538. The single spent 5 weeks in the Dutch Top 40 and peaked at number 32.
Shake was an image compositing package used in the post-production industry. Shake was widely used in visual effects and digital compositing for film, video and commercials. Shake exposed its node graph architecture graphically. It enabled complex image processing sequences to be designed through the connection of effects "nodes" in a graphical workflow interface. This type of compositing interface allowed great flexibility, including the ability to modify the parameters of an earlier image processing step "in context" (while viewing the final composite). Many other compositing packages, such as Blender, eyeon Fusion, Nuke and Cineon, also used a similar node-based approach.
Shake was available for Mac OS X and Linux. Support for Microsoft Windows and IRIX was discontinued in previous versions.
On July 30, 2009, Apple discontinued Shake. No direct product replacement was announced by Apple, but some features are now available in Final Cut Studio and Motion, such as the SmoothCam filter.
Shake is the first solo album released by John Schlitt, lead singer of the Christian rock band Petra. It was released in the Spring of 1995.
"Shake" was the original lead single from Jesse McCartney's fourth studio album, Have It All. Have It All was, however, postponed to a point that it was eventually cancelled completely. "Shake" is written by McCartney, Jacob Kasher Hindlin, and written and produced by Joshua Coleman. It was sent to both U.S. mainstream radios and released in digital download format on September 21, 2010.
"Shake" is a song by English recording artist Little Boots, released as the lead single from her second studio album, Nocturnes (2013). Written by Boots and James Ford and produced by Ford, the song was released in the United Kingdom on 11 November 2011.
Shake is a New York-based legal technology startup company. Its primary product is the Shake app which offers individuals the ability to create, sign and send legally binding agreements through their iOS devices. As of April 2014, the app is only available for the iPhone.
The Shake Law app includes a library of simple, plain-English legal agreements that can be executed via a mobile device. It includes a number of stock contract templates pertaining to Freelancing/Independent Contractors, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Buying and Selling, Rental of Goods, and Personal Loans. After selecting a template, a user then customizes it by answering a series of questions.
A shake is an informal unit of time equal to 10 nanoseconds, or 10 seconds. It has applications in nuclear physics, helping to conveniently express the timing of various events in a nuclear explosion. The typical time required for one step in the chain reaction (i.e. the typical time for each neutron to cause a fission event, which releases more neutrons) is of the order of 1 shake, and the chain reaction is typically complete by 50 to 100 shakes.
This is also applicable to circuits. Since signal progression in IC chips is very rapid, on the order of nanoseconds, a shake is good measure of how quickly a signal can progress through an IC.
Like many nuclear units, it is derived from top secret operations of the Manhattan Project during World War II. The word comes from the expression "two shakes of a lamb's tail" or, in the Southern United States, "three shakes of a billy-goat's tail," which indicates a very short time interval. For nuclear-bomb designers, 10 nanoseconds was a convenient specific interval to connect to this term.
It has been discussed at length that the oldest documented usage of the phrase "two shakes of a lamb's tail" can be found within the compiled works of Richard Harris Barham called The Ingoldsby Legends.
"Shake" is the third single from the Ying Yang Twins album, U.S.A. (United State of Atlanta). It features the rapper Pitbull. The song contains a sample of " Din Daa Daa" by George Kranz.
The official remix features Pitbull with a new verse and Elephant Man, featured in the Ying Yang Twins' U.S.A. Still United and Pitbull's Money Is Still a Major Issue.
The song makes a reference to the songs " The New Workout Plan" by Kanye West and "Back that Azz Up" by Juvenile.
The music video had heavy airplay on BET, MTV and VH1. The video was directed by Life Garland.
"Shake" is a song written and recorded by Sam Cooke It was recorded at the last recording session Cooke had before his death in December 1964. In the U.S., the song became a posthumous Top 10 hit for Cooke, peaking at #7 in February, 1965.
The song was also recorded by Eric Burdon and The Animals, Otis Redding, Ike and Tina Turner, Rod Stewart and The Supremes (album: We Remember Sam Cooke). Redding's version was elected to the "500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll " by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Redding performed the song backed by Booker T & the MGs at the Monterey Pop Festival in June 1967. Recordings of the performance have been released by Reprise (1970) and Rhino (1997) records.
In 1966, the British TV show Ready Steady Goes Live (the live version of Ready Steady Go!), devoted a whole programme to a live performance by Redding, who regularly covered many of Cooke's songs. One of the highlights was a version of "Shake" on which Redding was joined by Eric Burdon and Chris Farlowe.
The song was covered by the Small Faces. It was a prominent part of their early live repertoire and featured as the opening track on their debut album Small Faces, and re-released on the Decca Anthology collection.
Eddie and the Hot Rods released a version of the song as the B-side to their 1976 single, "Teenage Depression".
The song was sampled by rapper, Game on his 2011 album, The R.E.D. Album.
"Shake" is the lead single on MercyMe's eighth studio album Welcome to the New. It was released on November 12, 2013 by Fair Trade Services and Columbia Records. It was written by MercyMe, David Garcia, Ben Glover, and Solomon Olds and produced by Garcia and Glover. On April 22, 2014, MercyMe performed the song on Today with Kathie Lee and Hoda. The song was nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.
Shake is an album by The Thing, the trio of saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love. The album was recorded in June 2015 and released that year by the band's eponymous label.
"Shake" is a song by South African musician, actress and television personality Khanyi Mbau which is set to drop Friday, August .
The song was released on August 10, 2016 on iTunes by Mabala Noise Entertainment as the first single from her upcoming second album. Lyrically, the song incorporates themes of woman empowerment and the ‘Blesser an Blessee’ phenomenon that took South Africa by storm earlier this year. The song uses Jamaican Patois.
Usage examples of "shake".
Yet, when at last the expected step drew near, she shuddered, trembled, and turned pale with affright, and, starting to her feet, looked this way and that with a wild impulse to flee: then, as the door opened, she dropped into her chair again, and covered her face with her shaking hands.
It shook off the remaining loose nanomissiles and fired thirty of them straight at the Affronter ship.
And when she tried to pull you into bed-was He sagged against the aley wall, shaking with laughter.
A year ago it would have shaken her to the core to have her son go against her, but since his rebellion over the annulment he was no longer the sweet, biddable boy she loved.
There I was, with my pants unfastened and my anther in my hand, shaking it over a flower in a big pot.
I strip down and I grab my anther and I shake it and I shake it and I.
Shake back into the mortar, rub up with about 1 gram of powdered anthracite, and re-calcine for 10 minutes longer.
The doctor grumpily surveyed the gold antrum plug, then dipped its head in the solution again, and repeated his operation of shaking off the drops and letting the film of acid work.
Several learned writers have strenuously labored to prove that the ground secret of the Mysteries, the grand thing revealed in them, was the doctrine of apotheosis, shaking the established theology by unmasking the historic fact that all the gods were merely deified men.
To cleanse out the passages previous to applying the Catarrh Remedy fluid, take one quart of soft water, add to it two large tablespoonfuls of common salt, and shake it up occasionally until all is dissolved.
He lit another arette, his hand shaking a little as he lifted the match, then ptly he rose to his feet.
He eyebrowed for amplification, but after a moment she shook her head, dismissing something for which she could find no words.
And shaking hands with me now will steer you arse over astragal into the salt mine.
After a startled moment, the banksman took it, gave a hasty shake, then touched the brim of his hat.
They landed upon the farthest shore under a tall red cliff of stone, and Barca Hamilcar died of the shaking fever which he had carried with him from the pestilential lands of the north.