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Entry Word: shake
Function: verb
Text: 1 to make a series of small irregular or violent movements <the bus rattled and shook as it barreled down a rutted road>
Synonyms agitate, convulse, joggle, jolt, jounce, quake, quiver, shudder, vibrate, wobble
Related Words rock, sway; quaver, shiver, tremble; dodder, waver; flicker, fluctuate, flutter, oscillate, wave; beat, palpitate, pit-a-pat, pitter-patter, pulsate, pulse, throb
2 to get or keep away from (as a responsibility) through cleverness or trickery <we shook our pursuers by cutting through the abandoned lot> -- see ESCAPE 2