Shook-up



verb (used without object), shook, shaken, shaking.
1.
to move or sway with short, quick, irregular vibratory movements.
2.
to tremble with emotion, cold, etc.
3.
to become dislodged and fall (usually followed by off or down):
Sand shakes off easily.
4.
to move something, or its support or container, briskly to and fro or up and down, as in mixing:
Shake before using.
5.
to totter; become unsteady.
6.
to clasp another’s hand in greeting, agreement, congratulations, etc.:
Let’s shake and be friends again.
7.
Music. to execute a trill.
verb (used with object), shook, shaken, shaking.
8.
to move (something or its support or container) to and fro or up and down with short, quick, forcible movements:
to shake a bottle of milk.
9.
to brandish or flourish:
to shake a stick at someone.
10.
to grasp (someone or something) firmly in an attempt to move or rouse by, or as by, vigorous movement to and fro:
We shook the tree.
11.
to dislodge or dispense (something) by short, quick, forcible movements of its support or container:
We shook nuts from the tree.
12.
to cause to sway, rock, totter, etc.:
to shake the very foundations of society.
13.
to agitate or disturb profoundly in feeling:
The experience shook him badly.
14.
to cause to doubt or waver; weaken. to shake one’s self-esteem.
15.
Music. to trill (a note).
16.
to mix (dice) by rolling in the palm of the hand before they are cast.
17.
to get rid of; elude:
They tried to shake their pursuers.
noun
18.
an act or instance of shaking, rocking, swaying, etc.
19.
tremulous motion.
20.
a tremor.
21.
shakes, (used with a singular verb) Informal. a state or spell of trembling, as caused by fear, fever, cold, etc. (usually preceded by the).
22.
a disturbing blow; shock.
23.
Informal. milk shake.
24.
the act or a manner of clasping another’s hand in greeting, agreement, etc.:
He has a strong shake.
25.
Informal. chance or fate; deal:
a fair shake.
26.
a cast of the dice:
He threw an eight on his last shake.
27.
something resulting from shaking.
28.
an earthquake.
29.
a fissure in the earth.
30.
an internal crack or fissure in timber.
31.
Music. trill1 (def 9).
32.
an instant:
I’ll be with you in a shake.
33.
Carpentry. a shingle or clapboard formed by splitting a short log into a number of tapered radial sections with a hatchet.
34.
Horology. (in an escapement) the distance between the nearer corner of one pallet and the nearest tooth of the escape wheel when the other pallet arrests an escape tooth.
35.
Chiefly South Midland U.S. shaker (def 2).
36.
a dance deriving from the twist.
37.
Slang. the dried leaves of the marijuana plant.
Verb phrases
38.
shake down,

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.

39.
shake off,

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.

40.
shake up,

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.

Idioms
41.
no great shakes, Informal. of no particular ability; unimportant; common:
As opera companies go, this one is no great shakes.
42.
shake a leg, Informal.

to hurry up; get a move on:
You’d better shake a leg or we’ll miss the first act.
to dance.

43.
shake hands. hand (def 79).
44.
shake one’s head,

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.

45.
shake the dust from one’s feet. dust (def 26).
46.
two shakes (of a lamb’s tail), a very short time; a moment.
verb
1.
simple past tense of shake.
2.
Nonstandard. a past participle of shake.
adjective
3.
Also, shook up. Slang. strongly affected by an event, circumstance, etc.; emotionally unsettled:
She was so shook she couldn’t speak.
verb shakes, shaking, shook, shaken (ˈʃeɪkən)
1.
to move or cause to move up and down or back and forth with short quick movements; vibrate
2.
to sway or totter or cause to sway or totter
3.
to clasp or grasp (the hand) of (a person) in greeting, agreement, etc: he shook John by the hand, he shook John’s hand, they shook and were friends
4.
shake hands, to clasp hands in greeting, agreement, etc
5.
(informal) shake on it, to shake hands in agreement, reconciliation, etc
6.
to bring or come to a specified condition by or as if by shaking: he shook free and ran
7.
(transitive) to wave or brandish: he shook his sword
8.
(transitive) often foll by up. to rouse, stir, or agitate
9.
(transitive) to shock, disturb, or upset: he was shaken by the news of her death
10.
(transitive) to undermine or weaken: the crisis shook his faith
11.
to mix (dice) by rattling in a cup or the hand before throwing
12.
(transitive) (Austral, archaic, slang) to steal
13.
(transitive) (US & Canadian, informal) to escape from: can you shake that detective?
14.
(music) to perform a trill on (a note)
15.
(transitive) (US, informal) to fare or progress; happen as specified: how’s it shaking?
16.
(informal) shake a leg, to hurry: usually used in the imperative
17.
shake in one’s shoes, to tremble with fear or apprehension
18.
shake one’s head, to indicate disagreement or disapproval by moving the head from side to side
19.
shake the dust from one’s feet, to depart gladly or with the intention not to return
noun
20.
the act or an instance of shaking
21.
a tremor or vibration
22.
(informal) the shakes, a state of uncontrollable trembling or a condition that causes it, such as a fever
23.
(informal) a very short period of time; jiffy: in half a shake
24.
a shingle or clapboard made from a short log by splitting it radially
25.
a fissure or crack in timber or rock
26.
an instance of shaking dice before casting
27.
(music) another word for trill1 (sense 1)
28.
a dance, popular in the 1960s, in which the body is shaken convulsively in time to the beat
29.
an informal name for earthquake
30.
short for milk shake
31.
(informal) no great shakes, of no great merit or value; ordinary
noun
1.
(in timber working) a set of parts ready for assembly, esp of a barrel
2.
a group of sheaves piled together on end; shock
verb
1.
the past tense of shake
adjective
2.
(Austral & NZ, informal) keen on; enthusiastic about
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