Synonyms of shake


1. shingle, shake, building material

usage: building material used as siding or roofing

2. milkshake, milk shake, shake, drink

usage: frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream

3. trill, shake, note, musical note, tone

usage: a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it

4. handshake, shake, handshaking, handclasp, acknowledgment, acknowledgement

usage: grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract)

5. tremble, shiver, shake, reflex, reflex response, reflex action, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction

usage: a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement

6. wag, waggle, shake, agitation

usage: causing to move repeatedly from side to side


1. shake, agitate, move

usage: move or cause to move back and forth; "The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; "My hands were shaking"

2. shake, didder, move involuntarily, move reflexively

usage: move with or as if with a tremor; "his hands shook"

3. judder, shake, vibrate

usage: shake or vibrate rapidly and intensively; "The old engine was juddering"

4. rock, sway, shake, move back and forth

usage: move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet"

5. shake, weaken

usage: undermine or cause to waver; "my faith has been shaken"; "The bad news shook her hopes"

6. stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir, arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke

usage: stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"

7. shake, shake off, throw off, escape from, escape, get away, break loose

usage: get rid of; "I couldn't shake the car that was following me"

8. shake, change, alter, modify

usage: 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, gesticulate, gesture, motion

usage: 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!"

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